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Helicopter Lifts Stranded Kayaker From Md. Lake

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(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

(AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

NEW MARKET, Md. (AP) — Officials say a stranded kayaker was lifted by helicopter from Lake Linganore after his boat was overcome by high water.

New Market fire officials say it happened about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say the man was stranded on a flooded strip of land in a narrow part of the lake. A state police helicopter hoisted the man out of the water.

Officials say a woman who was also in the kayak was able to get to shore and call police.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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