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WESH Chopper Guides Rescuers to Stranded Kayakers

The WESH news chopper helped rescue two stranded kayakers who were lost in a maze of canals on the Halifax River this afternoon.

Dan McCarthy, who is the helicopter pilot for the Orlando NBC-affiliate, spotted the two kayakers and relayed their location to the authorities with the help of the WESH assignment desk.

The station reported on the stranded kayakers throughout the afternoon newscasts. “I don’t think I could talk a boat in,” McCarthy said. “It’s such a maze out here.”

The authorities were able to send a rescue boat to the women’s location using the latitude and longitude provided by McCarthy. Watch video of the rescue here (the WESH video player does not allow embedding).

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