Pamlico County assists Coast Guard in kayak rescue
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.