Capsized Kayaker returned to shore by Largs lifeboat
An alarm was raised at 5.13pm. on Sunday 30th. of March when Largs lifeboat volunteer crew were tasked to the aid of a Kayaker who had capsized.
As the lifeboat arrived on scene the male casualty was found to be have been picked up already and was on board a motor cruiser that happened to be passing at the time.
The casualty was then transferred to the lifeboat for assessment, as he had not suffered any ill effects from his experience and was none the worse he and his Kayak were taken by the lifeboat to the Cumbrae Shore.
On completion the lifeboat returned to base to be prepared for her next service.
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.