Daring kayak rescue caught on camera in NC - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Daring kayak rescue caught on camera in NC

(Source: Gwendolyn Sarah Arvidson) (Source: Gwendolyn Sarah Arvidson)

FLAT ROCK, NC (NBC) - A daring rescue is captured on camera as a racing kayaker falls out of his boat while floating down a rushing rapid.

In the video you can see the kayaker fall as he hits the fierce rapids of North Carolina's Green River Narrows near Hendersonville.

That's when you can see a volunteer rescuer leap into the rushing water, vault over the kayak and grab onto the helpless boater.

Another volunteer then pulls the pair onto the safety of river bank.

The kayaker suffered a broken tailbone and fractured two vertebrae, but he should be able to return to a boat in about eight weeks.

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