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Hawaii-bound kayaker rescued by Coast Guard off California

Hawaii California Kayaker Rescued
Posted at 10:03 AM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-07 17:14:27-04

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A kayaker trying to paddle solo from California to Hawaii has been rescued six days after he set off by a Coast Guard helicopter amid rough seas and high winds.

Cyril Derreumaux endured several problems with his 23-foot kayak, but when he lost his anchor he knew he had to cut his adventure short. After consulting with his land crew, Derreumaux phoned for a rescue Saturday night west of Santa Cruz.

Derreumaux’s boat remains adrift in the ocean. He hopes to coordinate a retrieval effort this week when winds die down. He prepared for the journey for three years.