Hawaii-bound kayaker rescued by Coast Guard off California

A kayaker making an attempt to paddle solo from California to Hawaii has been rescued six days after he set off by a Coast Guard helicopter amid tough seas and excessive winds

Cyril Derreumaux endured a number of issues along with his 23-foot (7-meter) kayak, however when he misplaced his sea anchor he mentioned he knew he needed to lower his journey brief.

“It went from unhealthy to worse very quick after that,” he advised the San Francisco Chronicle from his house in Larkspur, California.

After consulting along with his land crew, Derreumaux phoned the Coast Guard for a rescue Saturday evening about 70 miles (113 km) west of Santa Cruz. A diver was lowered from a helicopter into the water and helped hoist Derreumaux up.

Along with shedding the anchor, the kayak’s anchor strains had change into entangled within the rudder, the GPS wasn’t functioning correctly and Derreumaux was seasick whereas pummeled with 12-foot 3.6-meter) waves.

Derreumaux’s boat stays adrift within the ocean. He mentioned he hopes to coordinate a retrieval effort this week when the winds die down.

“I made the correct name,” Derreumaux, 44, advised the newspaper on Sunday. “It’s nonetheless disappointing.”

Derreumaux set out Might 31 from Sausalito, California and anticipated the Pacific voyage to take about 70 days. He ready for the journey for 3 years.

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