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Stranded canoer rescued near Big Hickory Island

Posted at 11:31 AM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 11:31:34-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies say they assisted a stranded paddler near Big Hickory Island Thursday night.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office released aerial video of the rescue on their Facebook page.

They say a female canoer was reported to be in distress Thursday night near the mangroves across from Casa Bonita Royale. The woman's canoe had overturned and her personal possessions, including her cell phone, were lost.

She managed to right the canoe before deputies arrived to assist her back to safety shortly before 9 p.m.