BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A kayaker who had been reported missing was rescued from the water near Lockwood Folly Inlet on Tuesday evening.
Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad Chief David Robinson said Coastline was notified by 911 services around 5:25 p.m. that boaters found a male subject floating in the water.
"We believe he may have either fallen or got ejected from a kayak," Robinson said in an email Tuesday night.
Holden Beach police say Brown was kayaking in the inlet when was overtaken by several waves and ejected from the kayak.
The boaters immediately transported Brown to the wildlife ramp on Holden Beach where emergency crews starting working on him.
Brown was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and was in serious condition.
On Wednesday, Brown, who Robinson said was in "serious hypothermic distress" after his rescue, was up talking to his family and taken off life support.
Brown's 14-foot kayak washed up on Holden Beach a day after the rescue, police said.