GREAT FALLS, Md. - 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.
Water Rescue & Inj person (Billy Goat Trl) C&O Natl Park, 2 incidents, Potomac R kayaker (distress) & injured person on Billy Goat trail— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) December 5, 2015
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.
Update - Potomac River, kayaker has been located, separated from boat, individual made it to shore & being evaluated by EMS, NLT inj, if any— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) December 5, 2015