VIDEO: Kayaker’s Survival Story a Powerful Reminder During Rec. Boating Ban

While Maryland’s COVID-19 restrictions ban recreational boating, paddling a kayak or canoe for exercise is one of the few ways to get on the water. But the danger of those sports increases exponentially with relatively low water temperatures and few other boats on the water to hear calls for help.

This 2018 video story recounts a kayaker who capsized near the mouth of the Severn River in 47-degree water. He’s alive today thanks to two groups of good Samaritan boaters. He admits he never thought this could happen to him. Watch below:

Video by Dave Shively, producer and Aaron Schmidt, videographer and editor

Special thanks to Jeff Moag for connecting us with this still-timely content.