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Coast Guard rescues man who went missing in the waters off Sequim while kayaking with grandson

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SEQUIM, Washington — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 74-year-old man who had gone missing in the waters off Sequim while kayaking with his grandson.

Authorities received a report from the man's wife at about 12:20 p.m. on Saturday indicating he had gone missing. A 45-foot response boat and the helicopter launched out of Station Port Angeles to search the area.

The Coast Guard said the helicopter crew located and hoisted the man from the water. He was safely transferred to medical personnel at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles.

The man was wearing a life jacket, which officials say helped rescuers to locate him and drastically increased his chance for survival.

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