Two kayakers who became stranded on the Fond du Lac River are thanking the Wisconsin Army National Guard for their safe rescue.
The two men became disoriented on Sunday and wound up stuck in the river's Eldorado Marsh. Officials say a Wisconsin National Guard Blackhawk helicopter crew contacted officers on the ground and they relayed a message to the kayakers to turn on their cell phones. The two men were spotted a short time later in the dark and a rescue basket was lowered from the chopper to safely pull them out of the marsh. Crew chiefs said the men were in good spirits, but possibly in the early stages of hypothermia. They were given warm blankets and checked out by paramedics at the airport.