Kayaker Stranded on Au Sable River Rescued
A kayaker stranded in the Au Sable River was rescued Thursday.
A 68-year-old woman had had become stranded in the river, and had spent over an hour in cold waist deep water struggling with her kayak.
Troopers say another group of kayakers found her and helped her out of the water and onto the riverbank.
Unfortunately, the river in that area is at the bottom of a steep bank which was too much for the exhausted and hypothermic woman to climb.
Troopers and local firefighters were able to reach the woman and carried her up the bank and out of the river bottom.
She was then transported to the hospital to receive treatment for hypothermia
State Police are reminding those who use the river this time of year that the water is very cold and poses the threat of hypothermia, to never be alone, and of course to always wear a life vest.