Port Talbot RNLI Launched To Abandoned Kayak
The lifeboat was called after a six foot kayak was reported stuck on the mud at the entrance to the old dock at Briton Ferry with no person in sight.
The lifeboat was soon on scene and the crew were informed that a kayak had been lost by its owner from further up river the night before and it could be the one in question. Luckily the owner had the foresight to print his details inside the kayak and it was established that it was indeed his. The search for a missing person was then called off .The kayak was recovered by the lifeboat crew and taken back to the station for the owner to collect.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.