Shelton Kayakers Safe after Long Night on the River

Deputies were assisted in the search and rescue operations by the United States Coast Guard in Port Angeles who used a helicopter to help in the search effort.  At about 2:30 AM this morning the three were located by a relative along the Skokomish River. 

Two of the victims were evacuated and transported to Hood Canal School where they were treated by medics for hypothermia.  The third victim was escorted out of the area by the Coast Guard rescue swimmer.  All three were transported to Mason General Hospital where they were treated and released.