Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the initial notification from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry captain. The kayaker is reported to have been in the water from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. He was treated for mild hypothermia.
“Luckily he was wearing his life jacket,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Herman Kaiser, a Station Cape May crewmember and coxswain on the case. “That’s probably what saved his life.”
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