According to a U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic press release, a kayaker was rescued in Oregon Inlet between Bodie and Hatteras Islands in North Carolina.
Watchstanders at the Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a 911 call around 5:30 pm stating an adult male overturned his kayak and was in distress approximately 300 yards off Oregon Inlet Campground.
A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew was launched from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet at 6:00 pm. The crew arrived on scene and rescued the kayaker from the water. He was then transported to a waiting EMS team back at Station Oregon Inlet.
The man was using a 10-foot, sit-on-top, single, red and orange kayak, which was still adrift as of 9:44 pm on July 1st.
Petty Officer 1st Class Jared Stanton said, “this man made the critical decision to wear a life jacket while kayaking in the ocean. That decision may have saved his life this evening.”