Kayaker rescued from Lake Burley Griffin

Firefighters have rescued a distressed kayaker 300 metres from shore in Lake Burley Griffin.

ACT Fire & Rescue responded to the distress call along with the ACT Ambulance Service and ACT State Emergency Service.

Firefighters commandeered a ferry to reach the man near Black Mountain peninsula.

He was pulled out of the water and is being taken back to shore for assessment by intensive care paramedics.

Update to follow.