Coast Guard helps stranded kayaker near Wrightsville Beach

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Coast Guard assisted a kayaker stranded near Wrightsville Beach this morning.

According to the US Coast Guard a 32-year-old male kayaker was stranded on Figure Eight Island near Masonboro Inlet due to wind and rain.

A Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Wrightsville Beach located the kayaker and brought him back to Wrightsville Beach Boat Ramp.

EMS evaluated the man and treated him for symptoms of mild hypothermia.

“It is imperative that all mariners and kayakers keep a close eye on the weather before heading out,” said Lt. Tiffany Zehnle, the operations unit controller for the case. “One of the easiest ways to check the weather forecast is by visiting weather.gov and entering your specific location.”

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