Kayaker rescued near Great Falls

- A kayaker was rescued Saturday afternoon after being separated from their boat on the Potomac River near Great Falls. 

Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service Pete Piringer tweeted just after noon that a water rescue was underway for a kayaker in distress.

He then said swift water rescue boats had been deployed and would be assisted by a U.S. Park Police helicopter. 

The kayak was located before the distressed boater, who was found soon after on shore. 

The kayaker is being evaluated for EMS for injuries. 

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