Staithes RNLI rescue kayaker
A middle-aged kayaker was rescued at sea on Friday after he got into difficulties off Runswick Bay.
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.
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, in a normal year, 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.