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Kayakers rescued from swollen Vic river

AAP logoAAP 7/10/2016 Luke Costin

Two kayakers have been rescued after spending two hours clinging to a tree in the middle of the Yarra River in Melbourne.

The pair became stuck after their kayak hit a partially submerged tree and capsized at Warrandyte just before 11am on Friday.

The stricken pair subsequently swam a short distance to a specialist MFB marine rescue boat about 12.45pm and were returned to land.

Earlier this week a kayaker was treated for hypothermia after capsizing in Port Phillip Bay off Mentone and drifting more than 20 kilometres.

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