- Associated Press - Sunday, February 1, 2015

SANDY HOOK, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Police have rescued a kayaker who was submerged in the frigid waters of the Potomac River in Washington County.

Police say the kayaker became stranded at roughly 2 p.m. on Saturday in the river’s icy waters just west of U.S. Route 340 Bridge in Sandy Hook. Police say the 54-year-old kayaker was submerged to his waist and clinging to a rock to avoid being swept downstream when a helicopter rescue team lowered a basket and hoisted the man to safety.

Police say the man was taken to the hospital for treatment of suspected hypothermia.

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