Coast Guard Rescues Kayaker at Wrightsville Beach


NEW HANOVER COUNTY - Rain and wind led to trouble for a man kayaking near Figure Eight Island in New Hanover County Sunday morning. The Coast Guard rescued him after a 911 call was made just after 7:00am.

A Coast Guard crew found the man near Masonboro Inlet. They brought him to Wrightsville Beach. The kayaker was treated for hypothermia.

In a news release, Coast Guard Lt. Tiffany Zehnle reminded people to keep an eye on the weather before heading out.