Fishguard RNLI lifeboat assists kayaker
The Fishguard lifeboat was summoned to help a kayaker in difficulty below the fort in Fishguard on Thursday 5 April
The Fishguard all-weather lifeboat was on a training exercise in Fishguard Bay when a small group of kayakers attracted its attention at 11.15am. When it came alongside the kayakers it discovered that one of them was feeling unwell and cold. The volunteer crew took the kayaker and her son on board and took them to Lower Town harbour in Fishguard and then handed them over to the waiting coastguard.
RNLI media contact
For more information contact Rick Mabey, Fishguard Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07785 953251. Alternatively contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.
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.