Coast Guard rescue crews saved a man at approximately 3:09 p.m. after his kayak capsized near Bumpkin Island, off Hull, Massachusetts, on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification from the man’s sister via a telephone call at 2:48 p.m. and immediately launched a Station Point Allerton 47′ Motor Life Boat to assist.

The station’s rescue crew successfully rescued the man, who was wearing a PFD, and transferred him to local EMS.

“[The paddler] was treated at the hospital for hypothermia,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer M. Picerne, a watchstander at Sector Boston. “He had no other injuries and is listed in stable condition.”

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