- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2016

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A 17-year-old girl has been rescued after she became separated from relatives while on a kayaking trip off the coast of Tarpon Springs.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the girl’s relatives reported her missing Sunday night. Four hours later, a helicopter crew spotted her drifting northwest of Honeymoon Island State Park.

The Tampa Bay Times (https://bit.ly/25UL7kt ) reports the girl told rescuers that she had lost her paddle when she was struck by the wake from a boat.

The Coast Guard says the girl appeared to be suffering from mild hypothermia.

Her name was not released. No further details were immediately available.



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