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Stranded Kayaker Rescued From Red Cedar River

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- High flood waters and a swift current left a kayaker stranded in the middle of Red Cedar River this evening. 

Officials say the man lost control of his kayak and was out too far to get back to dry land. He spent at least 40 minutes stranded in the water.

The Lansing Police Department and the Lansing Fire Department worked together to bring the man to shore safely.

"There's a swift current right now due to the rising waters, the gentleman was kayaking and he got in trouble and he was holding on to a tree and our gentlemen went out and rescued him and brought him to shore safely," said Lansing Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Weber. "This is a good public service announcement, the water is rising, the current is swift, please do not canoe and kayak in these conditions."

The man was taken to the hospital to be treated for hyptohermia.

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