Kayaker rescued from Lake Michigan near Wilmette

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A man was rescued after his kayak capsized on Lake Michigan about a mile off shore from north suburban Wilmette on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded at 3:52 p.m. to a report of a person in the water off Gillson Park Beach at Lake and Michigan avenues, according to Wilmette Fire Department Duty Chief Robert Brill.

A dive team from the Winnetka Fire Department pulled the man, thought to be in his 40s, from the water, Brill said.

The kayaker, suffering from hypothermia, was taken to Evanston Hospital. His condition was unknown but he was alert and talking, Brill said.

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