Cardigan RNLI saves trio after kayaks capsize at Mwnt

Lifeboats News Release

Two adults and a young child had to be rescued from rocks off Mwnt by Cardigan RNLI after their kayaks capsized.

Cardigan RNLI Inshore Lifeboat, Elsie Ida Mead
Cardigan RNLI Inshore Lifeboat, Elsie Ida Mead
Cardigan Inshore Lifeboat were paged at 4:04pm on Sunday 7 July following a call from HM Coastguard. On arrival at the scene it became apparent that the three persons involved, two adults and one child had set off from the beach at Mwnt and after rounding a corner, the female in one kayak capsized when the male in the second kayak went to assist her unfortunately he then capsized as well.

Both of the adults then made their way with the child onto rocks nearby where they were able to attract attention and raise the alarm.

The three casualties were rescued from the rocks and taken to safety on the beach at Mwnt where HM Coastguard teams from Cardigan and Moylgrove were waiting to assist them.

This incident once again highlights the need for all persons to be aware of the dangers of the tides and currents and to ensure they carry suitable safety equipment and correctly fitting lifejackets and also carry a means of calling for help and keep it within reach at all times.

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