Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire crews came to the rescue of a man off Hawaii Island’s South Point Monday.
The kayaker said he drifted offshore after becoming beset by the weather while fishing Sunday night.
The call for a kayaker in distress was received just before 8 a.m. Monday.
Air crews and ocean crews were then dispatched to find the man. They located him about six miles from shore.
They said his white kayak blended in with the white wash, making it difficult to find him. They urge all mariners to wear brightly colored clothing while out on the waters.