SANDY HOOK - Two days after emergency crews rescued a kayaker from the Potomac River, an advisory warning people the river is too hazardous for recreational use remains in effect.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources issued the advisory for the Upper Potomac River on Sunday, the day rescue crews lifted a man off an island in the river near the Md. 340 bridge, rescue officials said. The warning was scheduled to stay in effect through today.
Christopher Riley, 23, of Ranson, W.Va., was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital and released on Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Riley was taken to the hospital to be checked for hypothermia after his kayak overturned around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, said Fire Chief Ronnie Gray with Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Co.
Another kayaker helped Riley reach an island near the Md. 340 bridge, where a Maryland State Police helicopter lifted him in a basket and carried him to a nearby ambulance, Gray said.