The Hawai`i County Fire Department rescued a kayaker about a mile offshore of Mahukona Park on Friday.
HFD arrived on scene at 1:48 p.m. to find a male party out at sea and unable to return to shore because of strong offshore winds.
Chopper 2 hovered over the kayak until the arrival of HFD’s jet ski, which towed the kayak and occupant to Mahukona Warf.
Emergency Medical Service personnel tended to the man.
A total of 20 HFD personnel responded to the incident.