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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kayaker rescued as he tries to cross Pacific

This image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the rescue of a kayaker about 60 miles southwest of Santa Barbara's Point Conception near southern California on June 10. A helicopter spotted the 57-year-old man, on a solo trip from California to Hawaii, who had turned back to California after he sent a distress call indicating equipment failure, the Coast Guard said.