Coast Guard helps find Missing Kayaker

A missing kayaker was located safely early Sunday morning in Manistee county with the help of the U.S. Coast Guard. The 38 year old man became separated from his friends on the Pine River Saturday evening in Norman Township. They contacted the Manistee County sheriff's department which began the search for the man, and called in the Coast Guard for help. Crewmen on the HH-65 Dolphin Rescue helicopter were making their third attempt to find the man when they spotted him along the river bank about a mile from the ground search party's staging area. He was hoisted into the helicopter and taken to the ground crew where emergency services were waiting. He was cold but otherwise okay. They say the man had spread his gear out on the riverbank, which made him easy to see.

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