Swanage inshore lifeboat launches to kayaker

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer lifeboat crew were launched to a kayaker who had fallen from their kayak on the Peveril ledges.

Swanage inshore lifeboat at sea


Swanage inshore lifeboat
The stricken kayaker was in difficulties in the tidal race at Peveril Point and required assistance. Between the time that the crew’s pagers were activated and them launching a local fishing boat had spotted the kayaker and recovered him and his kayak from the water.

The inshore lifeboat met up with the fishing boat to ensure that all was well. The kayaker was found to be fine and was transferred to the inshore lifeboat along with his craft and was taken back ashore. With the situation resolved the lifeboat was released to return to station.

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