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Two windsurfers rescued off of Kayak Point

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

STANWOOD, Wash. -- Two windsurfers who were reported missing Sunday afternoon off of Kayak Point in Stanwood have been rescued, according to Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

According to the Sheriff's Office, one is in good condition and the other windsurfer is OK. The Coast Guard said neither needed medical assistance.

A helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles found one windsurfer and hoisted the person out of the water. The Coast Guard said the second was picked up by a fire department boat after the helicopter spotted the windsurfer clinging to a wind board.


According to Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, a call came in about 1:45 p.m. Sunday that friends had not seen the two male windsurfers in a while.

One of the windsurfers had not been seen for about 15 minutes and the other hadn't been seen for about an hour, according to the Sheriff's Office.


The Coast Guard said there were four windsufers. Two made it to shore and called the Coast Guard that they had lost sight of the other two.

One of the survivors reported that the heavy winds would not allow him to get back to shore and he became exhausted and unable to lift the sails, the Coast Guard said.


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