Just because it is unseasonably warm outside does not mean the Atlantic Ocean is—as one kayaking fisherman learned yesterday. Good things cell phones work on the water! Yesterday at 1:19 p.m. a self-described fisherman out by Jacob Riis Park called 911 when his small craft started taking on water. By the time an NYPD Air-Sea rescue helicopter found him clinging to his submerged boat, the 46-year-old man was about a mile from the Rockaway Peninsula park.

According to the NYPD the man was suffering from severe hypothermia when he was found, but is currently in stable condition at the New York Community Hospital. After the man was retrieved and safe, a harbor unit returned to collect his fishing gear and sinking kayak from the water.

Just another reminder that while kayaking in and around the city is a fun and healthy habit, it also carries with it some serious risks.