Langland Bay Kayaker rescued by The Mumbles Lifeboat
A VHF radio and a buoyancy aid make all the difference
The volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat were called to the aid of a kayaker who had fallen off his kayak.
Just after 3.45 pm on Friday afternoon UK Coastguard at Milford Haven scrambles the Mumbles Inshore Lifeboat to aid the Kayaker a mile off shore at Langland Bay.
With 10 minutes the lifeboat pulled the man to safety and returned to the shore at Langland.
Helm of the inshore lifeboat Josh Stewart said ‘Thankfully he had all the right equipment, a buoyancy aid, a VHF to call for help and he stayed with the boat. He’d been in the water for 30 minutes when we arrived’.
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.