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Man rescued from Oso Bay after going out in kayak

Posted at 6:20 AM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 15:01:01-05

A man was rescued from the Oso Bay this morning after his kayaking partner reported him missing to authorities.

Two men went kayak fishing off of Yorktown and lost contact with one another, leading one to call emergency services.

The fire department received the call just before 5 a.m. Emergency crews found the person who reported his friend missing on the 2200 block of Yorktown. The man was able to give officials a good location on the missing kayaker, Corpus Christi Batallion Chief Daniel Valdez said.

The fire department and the Corpus Christi Police Department worked together to find the missing man near the power plant in Flour Bluff. He was alert when he was found, Valdez said.

Valdez said the man was in the water for 30-60 minutes. The temperature was around 44 degrees with North winds blowing at up to 30 mph in the area when the man was found.

“With the conditions, you can get hypothermia really quick,” Valdez said. “Always stay out if it’s this bad, but if you need to go fishing, dress accordingly.”

The man was checked by paramedics on scene and then rushed to the hospital, Valdez said. His condition is unknown at this time.

“Be aware of the weather conditions and dress accordingly,” Valdez said. “Always have a plan and a way to communicate.”