Link to Seattle newspaper account plus 2 minute video of a kayaker being rescued: http://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=15015 Looks like a semi rookie paddler, but was well dressed including hand protection. Couldn't accomplish a paddlefloat rescue, but did the next best thing by using the paddlefloat the best he could figure out and got a little bit out of the water. Lots of good things going on here despite the dunk: - pfd of course - relatively close to shore - would have washed shortly - populated area so good overview by others - immersion protection to some degree - hand and 1 foot, heh heh. - stayed with the boat, so more visibility - accomplished getting more out of the water than if swimming. others points?