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Teaneck, Hackensack Firefighters Rescue Stranded River Kayaker

Teamwork brought the kayaker to safety.
Teamwork brought the kayaker to safety. Photo Credit: Hackensack Fire Lt. Justin Derevyanik
Teaneck and Hackensack firefighters worked together.
Teaneck and Hackensack firefighters worked together. Photo Credit: Hackensack Fire Lt. Justin Derevyanik

TEANECK, N.J. -- Firefighters from Teaneck and Hackensack freed a man whose kayak got stuck in the Hackensack River mud during low tide Wednesday afternoon.

Teaneck EMTs evaluated the man, who refused medical attention, after firefighters from both towns worked together using several ropes and a backboard.

Fire department boats from Bergenfield, Mahwah and New Milford were on standby.

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