Man hos­pi­tal­ized after Thanks­giv­ing morn­ing wa­ter res­cue by GVFD

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GRA­SONVILLE — Units from Gra­sonville Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment re­sponded Thanks­giv­ing morn­ing to a wa­ter res­cue near Par­sons Is­land.

A hunter had gone to the aid of his dog when his kayak cap­sized.

Ac­cord­ing to Gra­sonville VFD Fire Chief Ja­son An­thony Sr., the 24-year-old man was lo­cated hang­ing onto the side of the kayak.

He was not wear­ing a flota­tion de­vice, but was able to suc­cess­fully shed some of his hunt­ing gear, in­clud­ing his chest waders.

Waders will quickly fill with wa­ter and pull a vic­tim straight to the bot­tom, An­thony said.

The man was taken by fire boat back to the Nar­rows ma­rina due to the low tide and taken by am­bu­lance to Anne Arun­del Med­i­cal Cen­ter for treat­ment of hy­pother­mia.

An­thony said the man had been in the wa­ter for about an hour and al­though ex­pected to re­cover is still hos­pi­tal­ized.

The hunt­ing party he was with, in­clud­ing the man’s fa­ther, placed the call to 911. The dog was able to make its own way back to shore.

Wa­ter tem­per­a­tures were re­ported to be in 40s.

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