Fishermen rescued a man whose kayak capsized Thursday morning in the Pamlico River.
It happened around 11:15 a.m. at the Washington waterfront.
Brandon Hardison tells WITN that they were fishing not far from the waterfront when they spotted a man thrashing around in the water near the bulkhead. Hardison says while the man was only in chest deep water when he got to him the man was starting to turn red and purple. With the help of the dockmaster they were able to pull the man safely out of the river.
Water temperature in the river is in the 50s.
The man told authorities he was going camping on an island when his kayak turned over. One of the items on the kayak was a rifle and now police are trying to recover that weapon off of the river's bottom.
When Hardison isn't fishing he is chief photographer at WITN.