Hawaii-bound kayaker rescued by Coast Guard off California

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Cyril Derreumaux (Yoli Aceves/KRON)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A kayaker hoping to complete a solo trip from California to Hawaii was rescued after six days by a Coast Guard helicopter amid rough seas and high winds.

Cyril Derreumaux endured several problems with his 23-foot kayak, but when he lost his anchor he knew he had to cut his adventure short.

After consulting with his land crew, Derreumaux phoned for a rescue Saturday night west of Santa Cruz. Derreumaux’s boat remains adrift in the ocean.

He hopes to coordinate a retrieval effort this week when the winds die down. He had been preparing for the journey for three years.

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