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Pamlico County assists Coast Guard in kayak rescue

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WILMINGTON - The Coast Guard assisted in finding a kayaker who was overdue on his return Sunday.

The 55-year-old kayaker left from Bear Creek ramp near Hobucken. The Pamlico County Sheriff's department and the Pamlico County Emergency Management crew joined a crew from Station Hobucken, a helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, and North Carolina Wildlife.

The Pamlico County Emergency Management boat crew was able to locate the kayaker and his kayak; both were partially submerged.

The kayak did not have any working means of communication, a life-jacket, or reflective material.

The kayaker was suffering from cold and wet exposure. He was taken to local EMS and later released.

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