Coast Guard rescues kayaker from Cape May Inlet

USCG photo

USCG photo

The U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of a kayaker that capsized in the Cape May Inlet on Saturday.

A commercial fisherman spotted the kayaker in the water shortly before 11 a.m. and contacted the Coast Guard via VHF-FM radio.

The Coast Guard launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Cape May.

The crew rescued the man and transported him back to base, where local emergency medical technicians evaluated the kayaker.

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“If you see something, say something,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Davis, watchstander at Sector Delaware Bay. “The quick response and communication of this good Samaritan helped save a person’s life. We encourage people to look out for their fellow mariners and contact the Coast Guard immediately if they see any signs of danger.”

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