Firefighters have rescued a distressed kayaker 300 metres from shore in Lake Burley Griffin.
ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the distress call along with the ACT Ambulance Service and ACT State Emergency Service.
Firefighters commandeered a ferry to reach the man near Black Mountain peninsula.
He was pulled out of the water and is being taken back to shore for assessment by intensive care paramedics.
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5:40pm Saturday 8 September 2012
The 68 year-old man has been assessed by paramedics and treated for hypothermia.
He’s been transported by the ACT Ambulance Service to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
The alarm was raised by a passer by. It’s believed he was in the water for 20 minutes by the time he was rescued by firefighters.
The ACT State Emergency Service are using a flood boat to retrieve the man’s kayak.
6:18pm Saturday 8 September 2012
[Courtesy ACT Policing]