Barmouth Lifeboat launches to kayaker in difficulties
Barmouth RNLI volunteers were paged at 10.23 am on Friday 21 June when a kayaker was reported to be in difficulties some 800m off Talybont beach.
In clear weather and a moderate sea, the volunteer crew launched the Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) the Craig Steadman at 10.30 am and were at the scene by 10.40. On arrival however, it appeared that the owner and his kayak had made it safely to the shore.
After ascertaining that the casualty was well and not in need of any medical attention, the crew returned to station where the ILB was made ready for service again by 11.15 am
For more information please contact Norma Stockford, Barmouth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07917 245882 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer – Wales and North West on 07771 941390 / 01745 585162
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.