Cullercoats RNLI rescue exhausted kayaker

Lifeboats News Release

At 10:48am on Wednesday 1st August, Cullercoat Lifeboat crew were requested to launch to assist a struggling kayaker.

Cullercoats Lifeboat returning from the shout

RNLI/Hal Brace

Cullercoats Lifeboat returning from the shout

The lone kayaker, who was located just to the North East of Cullercoats off Marconi Point, had been paddling back to shore when the wind strengthened. She was unable to paddle against it and was washed on to the rocks. Before her situation worsened, the casualty dialled 999 and asked for the Coastguard, who paged the lifeboat crew. The crew launched quickly, located the casualty and brought her aboard the lifeboat. She was then returned to shore and the crew rehoused the lifeboat and made it ready for service once again.

Written by Anna Heslop, Cullercoats crew member and Press Officer,

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