- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - The Honolulu Fire Department and U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man on a kayak from waters off Oahu’s North Shore before sunrise.

Fire Department spokesman Capt. David Jenkins says the Coast Guard called the fire department Wednesday after the 52-year-old man reported his kayak was swamped and overturned.

The Coast Guard dispatched a rescue helicopter and sent a rescue swimmer to the man about 400 yards offshore. But he didn’t want to leave his kayak behind, so the fire department sent two more rescue swimmers by boat.

They swam with the man and brought him back to shore at 5:52 a.m. Jenkins says the kayaker was not injured.


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