LONGPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard came to the rescue of a kayaker who became stranded in waters off southern New Jersey.
Egg Harbor Township police notified the Coast Guard’s Delaware Bay sector on Thursday after getting reports that someone in the water was calling for help in the area of Longport Dog Beach.
A 29-foot rescue boat from the guard’s Atlantic City station soon arrived on scene and crew members found a man clinging to a submerged kayak, authorities said. They got the man into the rescue boat and brought him to shore. He was then taken to a hospital, where he was treated for undisclosed injuries.
The man’s name was not released.
It wasn’t clear what caused the kayak to sink.