Friday, July 31, 2009

Resting their paddles

Crewmen from the fishing vessel Vigilant throw a life ring to two kayakers who were assisted to the vessel by a Coast Guard rescue swimmer from Air Station Kodiak. A Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter crew located the two men yesterday after a search near Gore Point about 40 miles southeast of Homer. The men were on a trip from Seward to Homer and had been kayaking for eight days. Weather worsened and they became tired and lost some gear, prompting them to use their emergency locator beacon and contact the Coast Guard. The men remained aboard the Vigilant for the trip to Homer. USCG Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis photo

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