Cardigan RNLI assist in search for missing kayaker

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI volunteers were called out last night (30 May) to help in the search for a kayaker when he had not returned home last night.

Cardigan D-class lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead
Cardigan D-class lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead
The kayaker from Llandysul had left from Patch some time on the morning of 30 May and when he had not returned later that evening fears for his safety were raised and HM Coastguard were alerted.

Cardigan Lifeboat station were paged at 9:48pm and both lifeboats were launched. The Atlantic 85, Albatross, searched from Poppit Sands beach down towards Newport and the D-Class, Elsie Ida Mead, searched north towards Penbryn beach.

Both boats searched until 11:45pm, when the kayaker was found safe and well camping on Newport beach. Both lifeboats were then stood-down by HM Coastguard and returned to Station at 12:15am

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