Bank Holiday call out for Peel RNLI
Peel RNLI volunteer crew had an emergency call out this morning Bank holiday Monday (29/08) to rescue a kayaker on the rocks at the back of Peel Hill.
A pair of kayaks were at the back of Peel Hill when one was swamped by a wave, unable to bail out or get back in the craft it was decided that they would beach under the cliffs and the partner return to Peel to raise the alarm. The lifeboat was launched shortly after 11am. and was soon on the scene, one of the crew entered the water to assist the kayaker and return them to the lifeboat. The “Ruby Clery” then returned to Peel with the kayak and owner who was unharmed. Coxswain Frankie Horne said
“ the two Kayakers were well equipped and their actions were the safest course under the circumstances”
RNLI media contacts
For more information please Malcolm Kelly, RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer at Peel on 01624 842731 or 07624490251. Alternatively, please contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Media Relations Manager for the West on 01745 585162 or 07786 668829 or the RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789
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, in a normal year, 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.