St Davids RNLI called to assist two kayakers in difficulty
On Saturday 14 September 14, St Davids all-weather lifeboat ‘Norah Wortley’ launched to kayakers in difficulty at the south-end of Ramsey Island
St Davids RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 3.20pm to reports of the kayakers in difficulty. The casualties had kayaked from Porthclais to the east side of Ramsey Island. One kayaker overturned at the south end of the island, they managed to get to Ynys Eilun, a small island off of Ramsey, to right their kayak but found that once on the island they were unable to kayak against the tide of Ramsey Sound.
Once the all-weather lifeboat was on scene at 3.38pm, the Y-Boat was launched to collect the casualties and their kayaks, they were then returned to Porthclais.
An RNLI spokesperson says: 'When going out kayaking please ensure you have all the correct safety equipment and a means to call for help.'
For more information contact St Davids Lifeboat Press Officer, contact Ellen on 07800 844291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 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.