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CHESTERCOUNTY, S.C. -- A teenager was rescued Saturday afternoon, after a kayaking accident left him clinging to a tree, officials said.

The emergency call came in around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday that a 17-year-old was holding onto a tree with his foot on a rock after he somehow flipped out of his kayak.

The teen's three friends where on land when the incident happened.

Officials said it's unclear exactly what caused the teen to flip.

A spokesperson for the Department of Natural Resources said the rescue took place just below Needle Shoals Dam. The water was rushing pretty good when the teen found himself in trouble, officials said.

Around 6:30 p.m. first responders where able to get him to safety. He was taken to Chester Memorial Hospital and treated for hypothermia.

No citations were issued, officials said.

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