Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat launches to kayaker
A solo male kayaker was rescued from the sea on Saturday (4/6) after getting into difficulties off Rhos-on-Sea.
Launching at 11.50am the lifeboat headed for the area at full speed, whilst the windfarm crew vessel Excalibur and another local boat immediately responded to the broadcast.
However as the lifeboat and other vessels neared the reported position a rigid inflatable from Porth Eirias watersports centre arrived and was able to take the man and his kayak on board. With the lifeboat escorting, the RIB took the canoeist to Rhos slipway, where he was taken ashore, apparently none the worse for his escape.
RNLI media contact
Further information - Alan Sharp, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 01492 543315.
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.