Thursday, 17 September 2009

RNLI inshore lifeboat rescues exhausted Kayaker

On Wednesday evening Horton & Port Eynon RNLI inshore lifeboat was called out by Swansea Coastguards to rescue a kayaker spotted close inshore by rocks at Oxwich point.

The alarm was raised by one of the Oxwich coastguard team while walking his dog at the point, where the kayaker was spotted and looked in need of help. The kayaker had got caught in the ebbing tide and became exhausted rowing against it but luckily managed to get close in to rocks, although exhausted he was otherwise OK.

The lifeboat soon reached the rower who was then taken aboard the lifeboat and medically assessed. Both were taken back to the beach to be greeted by Oxwich coastguards.

The inshore Lifeboat returned to station and prepared for the next call.

With the ever increasing numbers of people using the sea and particularly the increase in Kayaking/Canoeing the RNLI has produced a safety leaflet which can be downloaded at website and go to Sea Safety/Downloads /Kayayking safety leaflet.


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