Man rescued after kayak overturns in Raccoon Creek

Man rescued after kayak overturns in Raccoon Creek

POTTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Rescue crews were called after a man’s kayak overturned in Raccoon Creek in Beaver County

The incident in Potter Township was called in around 1 p.m. Sunday.

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The man inside the kayak was able to swim to a tree after it flipped and rescue teams from various departments had to pull him out, police told Channel 11.

“Water conditions are high today, running very swiftly, so the kayak got away from him and he was stranded," said Potter Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Victoria Carlton.

Police said his friend tried to rescue him and ended up getting his truck stuck in the woods.

The kayaker was taken to a hospital to be treated for hypothermia. His condition is unknown at this time.

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