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2 stranded kayakers rescued from the Chesapeake Bay

Posted: 4:05 PM, Jul 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-31 16:06:03-04

The Coast Guard rescued two stranded kayakers Saturday in Chesapeake Bay off Oyster Point in Portsmouth, Virginia. 

Coast Guards were dispatched at approximately 7:55 p.m. for two male kayakers that were stranded about six miles south of Oyster Point. 

The Coast Guard arrived at the scene at 11:15 p.m. and located the kayakers because one was wearing a head lamp.

The kayakers were escorted back to Oyster Point by 1:19 a.m. 

"It's good for people to know the area and know their surroundings before going out," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Luis Arroyo. "Always have a back-up plan to get home."