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St Davids inshore lifeboat assists kayakers in Ramsey Sound

Lifeboats News Release

St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched yesterday (Thursday 2 May) at 2:05pm to two young kayakers struggling in the tide in Ramsey Sound.

The kayakers had come from Whitesands Beach and although were not in immediate danger the tide was close to turning which would have made it more difficult to get back to the beach. St Davids volunteer crew assisted the pair back to Whitesands and handed them over to the care of St Davids Coastguard Rescue Team.

RNLI Station Mechanic Judd Kohler said: 'We'd like to remind people that if they see someone they think is in difficulty, immediately call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.'

The lifeboat returned to station at 2.40pm.

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