Kayakers rescued by Fishguard RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Fishguard RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched shortly before 1pm on Monday 12 November to go to two kayakers struggling to return to shore.

The kayakers, a mother and daughter, alerted UK Coastguard by mobile phone after they failed to make headway back to their launch point of Cwm-yr-Eglwys. The strong offshore southerly winds had pushed them out one mile north of Cwm-yr-Eglwys when the lifeboat picked them up. They and their kayaks were taken onboard the lifeboat and brought back to Fishguard, arriving at 1.40pm, where they were warmed up and collected by family members.

Media contact: Peter Kedward, Fishguard RNLI Press Officer on 01348 872359 or 07813180062

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