Kayaker rescued from Rapid Creek

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A kayaker is safe on Thursday after crews rescued her from Rapid Creek when her kayak flipped over.

The Rapid City Fire Department posted the video of the rescue. Authorities say the kayaker was underwater for a short time, but resurfaced on her own.

Crews say the kayaker was showing signs of hypothermia and fatigue, so they sent an inflatable boat to get her to safety. 

Authorities say this incident is a good reminder to use extra caution on fast moving water and to always wear a life jacket while on the water.

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