New Quay RNLI in dramatic rescue of three kayakers

Lifeboats News Release

New Quay RNLI's inshore lifeboat was called upon urgently by the UK Coastguard on Wednesday evening (26 July) to rescue three kayakers in trouble over half a mile out to sea.

The kayakers had been caught out by the strengthening south westerly wind which was blowing at Force 5 to 6 and in an increasingly choppy sea.

With RNLI volunteer Simon Rigby at the helm, the three person crew quickly assessed the situation and immediately took one of the kayakers on board together with his craft and transported him safely to the beach, where he was reported to be well.

They then returned to escort the other two back to shore.

Notes to editors:

New Quay lifeboat station has been operating since 1864. Today there are twenty five trained crew members, a Mersey class all weather lifeboat and an inshore rescue craft.

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