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Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat launches to kayaker

Lifeboats News Release

A solo male kayaker was rescued from the sea on Saturday (4/6) after getting into difficulties off Rhos-on-Sea.

Following reports that the man was in the water clinging to the kayak and appeared to be in trouble, Holyhead Coastguard called out Llandudno's inshore lifeboat and Llandudno Coastguard, at the same time broadcasting a Mayday Relay to vessels in the area requesting their assistance.

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.


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Further information - Alan Sharp, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 01492 543315.

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