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CAPE CHARLES, Va. – A kayaker reported to have overturned off the coast of Cape Charles has been found alive after a search.
Coast Guard officials say they were notified around 9:30 a.m. and launched a search for the man.
Authorities say the kayak overturned approximately two miles offshore.
Today the water temperature is 45 degrees.
The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot Response Boat from Station Cape Charles and an MH-60 helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City also responded.
The Jayhawk helicopter crew located the kayaker at approximately 11 a.m. and the Response Boat was dispatched to the position. The boat crew pulled the man from the water, brought him ashore and transferred him to EMS personnel.
He was then transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital on the Eastern Shore.
Several other agencies also responded to assist in the search, including Norfolk Police, Virginia Marine Resources Commission and units from Chambers Field.