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Beaumaris Lifeboat assists kayaker trapped on Puffin Island.

Lifeboats News Release

The U.K Coastguard received a report of a kayaker that appeared to be unable to re-launch his kayak against the tide at Puffin Island. The RNLI Beaumaris lifeboat volunteers received a launch request at 3.29 pm to go to assess the situation and assist if required.

The Annette Mary Liddington near the lifeboat station

RNLI/ Beaumaris station

Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85

The volunteer crew of the Beaumaris Inshore Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington launched the lifeboat at 3.35 pm proceeding to the reported position of the incident.

Once on scene it became apparent that the kayaker was unable to make any headway against the strength of the tide He was however able to paddle out to the lifeboat and both he and the kayak were safety transported to the waiting Mobile Coastguard team on the shore at Penmon.

The lifeboat returned to Beaumaris lifeboat station arriving at 4.10 pm for refuelling and cleaning.

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