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Kayaker Rescued From Tomales Bay

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Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

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TOMALES (CBS SF) — A 24-year-old kayaker suffering from dehydration was rescued from Tomales Bay in Marin County on Monday morning, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard received a call from one of four kayakers in the bay at about 11:30 a.m. on Monday requesting medical assistance for a kayaker suffering from stomach pain and dehydration.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew from the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco hoisted the man from the kayak and flew him to the Miller Boat Launch, where emergency personnel were waiting, Coast Guard officials said.

There was no update Tuesday morning on the kayaker’s condition.

The Coast Guard is reminding kayakers that before they take to the

water, they should be sure to have a life jacket and a VHF-FM marine radio, check the weather conditions and file a float plan. More information about filing a float plan can be found at www.floatplancentral.org.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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