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Kayaker stranded for hours rescued from James River

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A close call for some kayakers on the James River Tuesday night.

Rescue crews pulled one injured man left stranded on a rock. The man says he broke his hand and was stranded for two hours in the middle of the river.

The group says they'd never been kayaking before and both of their kayaks flipped as soon as the rapids got rough.

"We weren't able to get the kayak and get the water out," said Moises Dieguez. "I banged my hand trying to hold it, and pretty much broke my hand."

All four kayakers say they were thankful to have worn life vests.

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