3 kayakers rescued by Coast Guard near Grays Harbor, 1 hospitalized
Apr 17, 2023, 7:43 AM | Updated: 10:40 am
(Photo from US Coast Guard)
A United States Coast Guard (USCG) aircrew rescued three kayakers in Grays Harbor April 12, one of whom had dangerous signs of hypothermia.
The USCG Pacific Northwest said on their Twitter that the kayakers were in distress in the Elk River near Bay City.
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One of the men’s relatives called 911 to alert them to the men’s situation, and a USCG helicopter was recommended for the rescue due to the marshy conditions.
One of the men showed signs of hypothermia after entering the water, the USCG Pacific Northwest said, and he was airlifted to a hospital in Grays Harbor.
(1/2) Last night, a #USCG aircrew from Astoria rescued 3 kayakers in distress from the Elk River, near Bay City, Wash. 1 of the men was showing symptoms of hypothermia after he entered the water. He was taken to a hospital via EMS who were waiting at #USCG Station Grays Harbor. pic.twitter.com/1Ta1pbnVVi
— USCGPacificNorthwest (@USCGPacificNW) April 14, 2023