Staithes RNLI rescue kayaker

Lifeboats News Release

A middle-aged kayaker was rescued at sea on Friday after he got into difficulties off Runswick Bay.

The alarm was raised after the man was struggling against the tide.

As the Staithes and Runswick lifeboat was launched, the kayaker was picked up by a passing survey vessel the Humber Guardian.

The kayaker was then transferred to the inshore lifeboat Sheila & Dennis Tongue III and after a medical check-up he was was returned with his kayak to the beach at Runswick Bay.

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