Kayaker rescued from river

POSTED: 4:50 PM Dec 11 2012   UPDATED: 12:26 AM Dec 12 2012

Fire marshal Danny Hill confirms a man is being treated for hypothermia after his kayak took on water, forcing the man into the Neuse River.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in New Bern, near the Persimmons restaurant area of the river.

Hill said the unidentified kayaker was forced to leave his boat when it started taking in water.  The man was rescued from a nearby boater who heard the man call for help.