Cardigan RNLI lifeboat launched to capsized kayaker
Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew from Cardigan launched today (8 August) at 3:06pm to help a kayaker in trouble near Poppit Sands Beach.
The kayaker had been capsized from his sit on kayak by a breaking wave and had managed to swim to nearby rocks where the lifeboat picked him up and took him back to the lifeboat station to the waiting coastguard.
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For more information please telephone Tracy Newman Cardigan RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07805 246975
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.