Officers rescue kayaker in distress

Published 9:46 pm Saturday, August 15, 2020

Two Suffolk Police officers rescued a kayaker in distress on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency Communications received a drowning call at 12:21 p.m. from a citizen who reported a kayaker had capsized and was in distress in the water off Sleepy Hole Park, located in the 4600 block of Sleepy Hole Road, according to a city press release.

The kayaker, an adult male, was located approximately 250 yards from shore clearly in distress and without a personal floatation device, the press release stated. Suffolk Police Department’s Marine One approached the man and positioned their craft so that officers could rescue the kayaker, who was successfully pulled from the water along with his kayak.


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Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews also responded; however, the adult male was not injured and declined medical treatment.