Weymouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat aids kayakers
Weymouth RNLI Inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.51pm on Thursday 30 July to reports of a person in the water.
Solent Coastguard had taken a 999 call stating that 1 person from a group of 4 kayakers had capsized and had not been able to get back onto his kayak.
On scene at 5.03pm at a beach to the West of White Nothe where the kayakers had managed to get to, the volunteer crew found that the person who had been in the water was a 78 year old gentleman and that he was still feeling cold from his time in the water. All four people were taken onto the lifeboat and taken back to Ringstead Beach where they had set off from and they were handed over to Coastguards.
The lifeboat crew then when back to retrieve the kayaks. and also took them to Ringstead Beach before returning to Weymouth at 6.25pm where the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for the next shout.
Volunteer press officer
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.