Flamborough lifeboat launched to kayakers lost in fog.

Lifeboats News Release

Flamborough RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched on Thursday 31 May to the assistance of two kayakers who were separated and lost in foggy conditions off Flamborough head.

RNLI/Ian Smith

Flamborough RNLI launching in foggy conditions

Flamborough RNLI lifeboat launched at 10.53am to search for the kayakers who had requested assistance after they had become separated and were unsure of their position in foggy conditions off Flamborough head.


The first Kayaker was located, who was by then in sight of land and was happy to continue to make his own way back to South Landing while the search continued for his friend. Flamborough RNLI continued on and picked up the second kayaker from the Fisheries vessel, North East Guardian who had taken him aboard.


Whilst returning to the first kayaker the volunteer crew were informed that he had made his way back to South Landing beach where he had been met by a coastguard team.


Flamborough RNLI volunteer crew and casualty returned safely to South Landing at 11.45am.


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For more information please contact Ian Smith, Flamborough RNLI Deputy Press Officer, on Ian_Smith2@rnli.org.uk


Notes to editors
• Flamborough Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1871.

• To learn more about the Flamborough Lifeboat go to www.rnli.org.uk


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