Inflatable kayak blown out to sea.

Lifeboats News Release

Weymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 3.15 pm on Sunday 30th June to reports of an inflatable kayak which was being blown out to sea from the Greenhill area of the beach.

WEymouth ILB

RNLI/Ken Francis

Weymouth ILB

The lifeboat was stood down before arrival on scene when reports came in that the person on the kayak had managed to get themselves ashore.

The lifeboat returned to station at 3.15pm and made ready for the next shout

With the strong offshore wind blowing people are requested by the RNLI to be extra careful with inflatables of all shapes and sizes to be extra careful as they can be blown out to sea very quickly.

As always if you see someone in trouble on the sea call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

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