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Coast Guard crews rescue man near Sequim, Wash.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 74-year-old man who had gone missing in the water off Sequim, Saturday.

The MH-65 helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, located and hoisted the man from the water, and safely transferred him to medical personnel at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received a report from the man’s wife around 12:20 p.m. that he had gone missing while kayaking with his grandson. A 45-foot Response Boat-medium crew out of Station Port Angeles and the aircrew launched to search the area.

Weather on scene at the time of the incident was reported as calm with a water temperature of 53 degrees Fahrenheit.

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