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Apr 05, 2019

Man Rescued from Water After Kayak Flips Over at Keyport Waterfront Park

Keyport Waterfront Park Kayak flips

On Thursday, April 4, at around 11:15 pm, District 22 and 22 EMS was dispatched to the Keyport Waterfront for a report of a overturned kayak with a subject in the water.

Chief 66 arrived and confirmed that one person was in the water. Members instructed the person to swim towards shore but he could not. Two rescue swimmers were deployed to retrieve the subject and bring him onto the municipal pier. Subject was turned over to EMS for evaluation and transport. Members conducted operations for about 30 minutes and returned to service with no injuries to members.