Yarmouth DNR Assists Kayakers in Distress

Two males safely escorted ashore...
Yarmouth natural resources officers come to the aid of two kayakers in distress (YDNR photo)

From the Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources:

***Kayakers In Distress***

On Wednesday at approximately 1900hrs while Yarmouth DNR Law Enforcement officers investigated a possible BUI incident, a 911 call to YPD dispatch center reported two kayakers in distress in Lewis Bay. It was additionally reported that one of the kayakers was in the water and the kayak was capsized. 

A Yarmouth DNR Law Enforcement Officer responded via DNR Patrol Boat J48. That officer arrived on scene and located two male parties in the water clinging to their kayaks. One of the kayaks was completely submerged. The DNR officer made contact with the males and advised them to climb aboard. They were hesitant to do so. The DNR officer noticing the depth of the water told the two parties to try and stand. At that point they followed his direction and were able to just barely touch the bottom. The DNR officer then advised them to slowly make their way to shore as he paralleled them in the water. The DNR Officer escorted the two male parties into shore to safety.

What ended up saving these two males was the fact that both stayed with their kayaks and both had life jackets. The wind ended up pushing them in just enough that they were able to make it to shore with the help of YDNR.
 

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