Jet-skiers rescue kayaker on Hudson

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Jet-skiers rescue kayaker from Hudson. (Photo from Walkway Over the Hudson by Ira Marguiles)

POUGHKEEPSIE – Two people operating jet-skis rescued a kayaker in distress on the Hudson River near the Walkway Over the Hudson Tuesday evening.

Shortly before 7 p.m., Poughkeepsie 911 dispatchers received a report of a kayak in distress and taking on water on the Hudson River.

Poughkeepsie firefighters responded to the waterfront to prepare to rescue the stranded boater. Upon arrival, firefighters learned that two individuals operating jet-skis had come to the boater’s assistance.

The kayaker was brought to shore and evaluated by first responders. The subject refused medical assistance and firefighters returned to quarters.