Stranded kayaker gets a tow

Members of the Servicio Nacional de  Guardacostas in Flamingo pulled another individual ashore last week.

The latest case involved a Costa Rican in a kayak who overturned near a small island called Pitahaya in the Pacific off Playa Zapotal in Santa Cruz. The man, identified as José Aguilar Otoya, appears to have been yet another victim of strong winds.

A coast guard launch towed the man and his kayak ashore. The man appears to be unhurt but he sought a medial checkup, the coast guard said.

The coastguard from the same station retrieved a U.S. citizen who fell while hiking on another island, the Islas Catalinas. The injured man had a cell telephone to seek help.

Kayaker is towed to shore.

Kayaker is towed to shore.

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