LOWER TOWNSHIP — Firefighters rescued a kayaker Wednesday afternoon who was in trouble in the strong currents off Cape May Point State Park.

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Firefighters from Cape May and Cape May Point responded around 1:30 p.m. to a report of a kayaker in trouble about 200 yards offshore. Cape May Fire Chief Jerry Inderwies said a male in his 60s had fallen off the kayak somewhere near St. Marys’ By-the-Sea Convent and was clinging to it while winds and an outgoing tide were moving him eastbound.

“Some of our guys went out on rescue boards and got the victim and secured him. Cape May Point firefighters brought him in on their Jet-Ski,” Inderwies said.

The Cape May Fire Department transported the man, who was not identified, to the Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House for an evaluation.

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