Swan sends 3 kayakers into water needing rescue

PITTSGROVE TWP. -- A swan at Parvin State Park sent three kayakers into the water Friday afternoon, according to officials. State Park Police and the Park Service were dispatched for the water rescue after a 911 call directed them to the lake, said Larry...

Swan sends 3 kayakers into water needing rescue

PITTSGROVE TWP. -- A swan at Parvin State Park sent three kayakers into the water Friday afternoon, according to officials.

State Park Police and the Park Service were dispatched for the water rescue after a 911 call directed them to the lake, said Larry Hajna, spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The rescue occurred around 2:30 p.m.

The kayakers were either frightened or attacked by a mute swan and ended up in the water, Hajna said.

While the air temperature hovered in the low 70s, the water in the lake remained cold.

Rescue units from Salem County where aided by a marine unit from Vineland.

Don E. Woods may be reached at dwoods@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @donewoods1. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

 

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