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.
Update to follow.
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]