The Coast Guard rescued one kayaker in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina,
Watchstanders at the
Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a 911 call at about
5:30 p.m. stating that an adult male overturned his kayak and was in distress
approximately 300 yards off Oregon Inlet Campground.
A 29-foot Response
Boat-Small crew launched from Station Oregon Inlet at 6:00 p.m. The crew arrived
on scene at 6:12 p.m. and rescued the kayaker from the water. The RB-M crew then
transported him to a waiting EMS team at Station Oregon Inlet by 6:40
The man’s 10-foot,
sit-on-top, single, red and orange kayak is still adrift.
“This man made the
critical decision to wear a life jacket while kayaking in the ocean,” said Petty
Officer 1st Class Jared Stanton, operational unit controller for the case. “That
decision may have saved his life this evening.”