Union Hall RNLI launch to aid kayaker in difficulty near Eve in Glandore Harbour

Lifeboats News Release

Union Hall RNLI was requested to launch this evening (Thursday 13 October) to go to the aid of a kayaker in difficulty.

Volunteer crew with Union Hall RNLI launched at 5.20pm to assist the kayaker who was in difficulty near Eve in Glandore Harbour.  Once on scene the casualty was located in the water clinging to his kayak.  After recovering the casualty from the water and onto the lifeboat, the man was assessed and treated for exposure to the cold.  His kayak was also taken onboard and the lifeboat returned to Union Hall Pier at 5.30pm where the lifeboat station’s medical doctor took over the care of the kayaker.

Speaking following the callout Union Hall RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager John Kelleher said, ‘we advise all kayakers to carry a means for calling for help and keep it within reach. Wear a personal flotation device, check the weather and tides and always tell someone where you are going and what time you expect to return.’


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