First responders rescue kayaker from Mississippi River

WINONA COUNTY, Minn. (WKBT) — A man in Winona County fell out of his kayak and struggled to get back in.

First responders rescued him from the cold water.

The Winona County Sheriff says rescuers saved the man’s life.

He thanked the driver who called 911 after seeing something splashing in the water.

“I went up to Dresbach turned around, came back got my binoculars out and there wasn’t anybody in the kayak, but they seemed to be holding on to the edge,” said Hunter Young, who alerted first responders.

The Sheriff did not release the kayaker’s name or condition.

We’ll continue to update as we get more information.