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Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat launched to investigate floating kayaks in River Teifi

Lifeboats News Release

Cardigan RNLI Lifeboat was launched today (12 September) following a report of two kayaks seen floating in the River Teifi near the old bridge.

Cardigan D-Class Lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead

RNLI/Tracy Newman

Cardigan D-Class Lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead
The volunteer crew were paged at 2:15pm this afternoon to investigate the kayaks which were seen floating upside down in the water near the old bridge in Cardigan town.

The crew of the D-Class lifeboat, Elsie Ida Mead, searched the area around the bridge and further up river but didn't find any kayaks. The lifeboat returned to the station at 3:15pm.


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