That rescue story was the classic one you hear every year when the weather starts warming up. Nice thing was that this one had a happy ending.
Almost every Spring, when I hear the first story about a warm air/cold water incident, it triggers my Annual Spring Boating Safety Sermon over on Frogma.
Usually, the sermon is just a repost of the incident, followed by links to sites that are FULL of information on the topic, like Chuck Sutherland's coldwater pages and the Atlantic Kayak Tours Expert Center.
This year, in response to the rescue, and with Viv's encouragement, I actually wrote my own piece on the subject. I think it came out pretty well. Want to check it out? Click here to visit Frogma!