13-year-old survives kayak capsize in Glacier lake

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13-year-old survives kayak capsize in Glacier lake

Postby Todd » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:41 pm

13-year-old survives kayak capsize in Glacier lake

Gazette News Service | Posted: Wednesday, August 5, 2009

West Glacier, Montana - Glacier National Park officials say a 13-year-old Minnesota boy was found safe after the kayak he was in capsized in a park lake.

Park officials say the boy, of St. Paul, was kayaking on Lake McDonald Tuesday when high winds caused choppy waves as much as 6 feet high.

The boy was last seen near the middle of the lake. His grandfather searched for him for about an hour before calling rangers.

Searchers found the kayak near the middle of the lake. The search continued by boat, helicopter and land until about 6:15 p.m. when the crew of a park tour boat spotted the boy on the eastern shore of the lake.

The boy told rangers that after he was thrown into the water, he was unable to stay with the kayak and swam toward shore. The boy was wearing a life jacket and a "shorty" style wet suit.

http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/sta ... 03286.html
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Postby Todd » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:43 pm

Congrats to this young man and his grandfather for being prepared for the environment they were using.

This 13 year old kid has more brains than most people I post about here in similar situations.....
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