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Kayakers rescued off SoCal coast

October 6, 2009 12:10:27 AM PDT
Two kayakers were rescued from rough seas late Sunday night after being spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter.The two kayakers, whose names were not released, were trying to kayak from Catalina Island to Redondo Beach despite small craft advisories and near gale-force winds in the channel between Catalina and San Pedro.

When they failed to arrive as expected by 8 p.m. Sunday, a Coast Guard chopper and cutter began the search. The bright full moon helped.

The kayaks were spotted in choppy water and six-foot swells, four miles off Point Fermin.

The kayakers were pulled aboard the rescue ship and were said to be okay.

CNS contributed to this report.

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