Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

West Dundee firefighters on Wednesday rescued a man who became stranded without a paddle while kayaking on a portion of Fox River that was still closed by recent flooding.

Firefighters responded at 3:17 p.m. to West Dundee’s South End Park, where a 24-year-old man in a kayak had become stuck against a tree and wedged under a foot bridge.  When firefighters arrived, the man had lost his paddle and was struggling to break free from the tree.

Officials pulled the man and his kayak to a nearby shore and explained the river is still at flood stage and closed to recreational boaters.