The Coast Guard on Sunday rescued a man whose kayak began taking water through a hole in the hull, leaving him stranded on the Albion River in Mendocino County, officials said.
The kayaker was out on a fishing expedition. His wife called Coast Guard Station Noyo River around sunset. She reported that her husband, who was supposed to return before dark, had not yet come back, the Coast Guard said in a statement.
The Albion Fire Department responded to find the man stranded on a rock on the south side of Albion Point. The Coast Guard deployed a helicopter and a rescue swimmer to hoist the man into the helicopter around 12:30 a.m. Monday.
Source: Bay Area News Coast Guard rescues stranded kayaker in Mendocino County