Scarborough RNLI launched to help kayaker
Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched at about 8pm last night (Monday 13 July) to help a kayaker.
The volunteer crew of three were told the kayaker had fallen out of the craft and needed rescuing.
The lifeboat was then stood down en route however, when the crew were informed by radio, that the kayaker had thankfully managed to get back into the kayak and was safely back onshore.
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