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Two rescues for a kayaker, horse at Montana de Oro in separate incidents

Posted at 5:02 PM, Jul 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-14 02:48:13-04

Two separate rescues for a kayaker and a horse Saturday along the coast at Montana de Oro State park for CAL FIRE and Morro Bay Harbor patrol crews.

According to CAL FIRE SLO, around 3:30 p.m., a kayaker got knocked over by a wave at Spooners Cove. When he was unable to make it to shore, he began to call out for help.

A person on shore heard his pleas and called 9-1-1.

Kayaker rescued at Spooners Cove by Morro Bay Harbor Patrol. Photo Courtesy: Kara Enos

Morro Bay Harbor Patrol launched a rescue craft and brought the man to shore. He was treated on scene by CAL FIRE SLO. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance to be evaluated.

A witness onshore says the man was able to walk off the beach and was talking to rescuers.

Kayaker rescue at Montana de Oro. Photo Courtesy: Kara Enos
Photo Courtesy: Kara Enos

Earlier in the day, at 1:40 p.m., CAL FIRE SLO crews were called to the park for a horse that fell into a ravine along the Bloody Nose Trail.

When crews arrived on scene, they called in a vet to sedate the horse and assist in rescuing it.

No word on the current condition of the kayaker or the horse.