ATLANTIC OCEAN – A sea kayaker was rescued Sunday evening off the coast of maine.
The coast guard worked to rescue a kayaker, overturned in the Atlantic Sunday evening.
According to the coast guard, a 66-year-old man was paddling near “Bailey’s Mistake” off the coast of Lubec when his 17-foot kayak flipped over, sending him into 44-degree water.
The man radioed for help, and when a response boat reached him, he was suffering from mild hypothermia, but was alive.
Crews credit the man with making several life-saving decisions including wearing a dry-suit, carrying a radio, and activating a locator beacon.
“The only reason he is alive is because he prepared for the worst case scenario,” remarked Captain Michael Baroody, commander of Sector Northern New England.