HARRINGTON — A 62-year-old man was pulled from the water off Pineo Point on Sunday night after his kayak apparently overturned in the Harrington River, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard issued a news release this morning saying the incident was reported around 8 p.m. Sunday by a female friend of the kayaker after she had been watching him from shore and lost sight of him. The names of the kayaker and the friend were not included in the news release.

The Coast Guard dispatched a boat from its station in Jonesport and a helicopter from another station in Cape Cod. After looking for about two hours, and with the help of night vision goggles, the boat crew spotted the man wearing a life jacket and clinging to the kayak. He was rescued from the 60-degree water and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

“Because he was wearing a life jacket, our crews were able to locate him faster, and it helped him conserve energy so he could stay with his kayak,” Joaquin Layola of the USCG Command Center in Boston said in the written statement. “This case really highlights how wearing a life jacket can save your life.”