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Kayakers rescued from Cape Fear River

Friday, May 10, 2013

The fast-moving currents on the Cape Fear River were just too much for two kayakers to handle Friday evening.

Chopper 11 HD was over the river as rescuers found the man and woman stranded on an island in the middle of the river.

Neither was injured. Their names were not released.

Fire officials say they get three to four water rescue calls each year when the water is high because it can cover up rocks and other hazards.

They urge everyone to stay off the river during high water conditions unless you are an experienced kayaker.

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