Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew help kayaker in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

A kayaker got in to difficulty on Saturday, 6 October 2018 whilst fishing and was brought safely ashore by Teignmouth lifeboat crew.

The volunteer crew launched at 9.09am and quickly located the casualty off Teignmouth. The UK Coastguard team also attended.

The casualty said 'I went out fishing early to get the best bite and the sea was calm and there was a light breeze. I was dealing with pulling the catch in and when I looked up I realised I had gone further out from the shore than expected. The wind had picked up and the sea was getting rough so I headed back but made little progress and was struggling. The lifeboat crew arrived and took me aboard the lifeboat and returned me to the boathouse. I am very grateful to everyone involved'.

The lifeboat, crew and casualty were safely recovered at 9.30am

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