A missing kayaker was rescued Tuesday when he was spotted out at sea, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
The man, who was an officer with the L.A. Police Department, was reported missing off Topanga Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway at 8:49 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.
He was spotted out at sea by a helicopter, according to Sgt. Anthony Arnold, who is based out of the Lost Hills/Malibu Station.
The man is "alive and doing well," Arnold said.
He was escorted by Los Angeles County lifeguards aboard a boat as he made his way back to shore shortly after 9 p.m.
The man had gone kayaking with another off-duty officer off Topanga Canyon Beach before losing his direction.
"I watched the helicopter sweep the black water for an hour before they found him," Rice said, calling the rescue "intense and insanely moving."