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Rescuers in Dutchess County Save Kayaker


One day after getting training, rescuers saved a kayaker who was pinned against a tree.

 

On Saturday around 4 p.m., the Arlington Fire District, LaGrange Fire District and Mobile Life Support Services were dispatched to the Wappinger Creek in the area of the Stanley Still Sports Park in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Emergency responders found a woman in a kayak pinned against a tree located near the center of the creek.

Due to the swift moving water and location of the kayaks, emergency responders deployed a rope system across the creek and used an inflatable rescue boat to bring the woman safely to shore.

A second kayak was also spotted capsized in the water. The kayaker was able to swim to shore prior to responders arriving on the scene.

Neither were injured, officials say.

Both kayakers said they are from Nyack and this was this first time kayaking on Wappinger Creek.

The day before the rescue, members from the Arlington Fire District and LaGrange Fire District took part in joint swift water rescue training exercises on Wappinger Creek.

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