Coast Guard rescues injured kayaker off Atlantic City, NJ

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Coast Guard rescues injured kayaker off Atlantic City, NJ

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard rescued a man after his kayak capsized and he suffered a head laceration approximately 1.5 miles off Atlantic City New Jersey, Saturday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified via VHF radio of the kayaker in distress by a relative of the man who was monitoring his progress from shore.
A 29-foot Response Boat Small rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and an MH-65 Dolphin Rescue Helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City launched to assist.
The rescue boat crew from Station Atlantic City arrived on-scene, recovered the kayaker and brought him to Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, where they were met with awaiting emergency medical services.
“This kayaker took the right safety measures by wearing a life jacket by notifying a relative of where they were planning to go,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Box, a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia. “These safety precautions drastically increase survivability and decrease search time when a boater is in need.”