Barmouth RNLI called to aid kayaker
Barmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) launched on Sunday 9th July at the request of UK Coastguard to a report of a kayaker in difficulties in Cardigan Bay.
The report came from the kayaker’s wife who was worried about her husband being carried out to sea. The RNLI volunteer crew members launched at 7.32 pm and located the kayak off Sunbeach Caravan Park, Llwyngwril at 7.44 pm. The sea state was calm with an incoming tide and the kayaker, who was wearing a lifejacket, assured the ILB crew that he was not in any danger.
The crew then put in to the beach at the Caravan site to reassure the wife, and the ILB returned to the station at 8.05 pm.
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 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.