Rescue Helicopter Locates Indian River Kayakers Initially Reported in Distress, Merritt Island Residents Awake to Shaking Windows

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witnesses report shaking windows around 9:30 a.m.

Some residents in Central Brevard were awakened by shaking windows around 9:30 a.m. with what said resembled as a rocket launch. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Some residents in Central Brevard were awakened by shaking windows around 9:30 a.m. with what some said resembled as a rocket launch.

Turns out, the loud rumble some heard in was and the surrounding area was a military helicopter that was responding to a report of two kayakers in the Indian River near Titusville .

However, the helicopter was able to make contact with two kayakers in the nearby area who were not in distress or having issues, according to a Titusville Fire Department official.

The incident is under investigation.