U.S. Coast Guard rescue kayaker near Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WVEC) -- The U.S. Coast Guard assisted a kayaker stranded near Wrightsville Beach.

On Sunday around 7:30 a.m., dispatch was notified that a 32-year-old kayaker was stranded on Figure Eight Island near Masonboro Inlet due to wind and rain.

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

A waiting EMS team 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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