Bridlington RNLI volunteers assist kayakers caught in bad weather

Lifeboats News Release

The inshore lifeboat crew were asked to assist two kayakers caught in a severe downpour just south of Bridlington.

Bridlington RNLI's inshore lifeboat launches from the beach

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Bridlington RNLI's inshore lifeboat launches
After receiving a call from the Coastguard, Bridlington's inshore lifeboat (ILB) was launched at 1.50pm on Friday 5 June. The crew were met with poor visibility and weather conditions as they made their way to the location just south of Bridlington in the Auburn Farm area.

Fortunately the bad weather soon subsided and the crew of Joff Pearson (helm), Ash Traves and James Mather were able to reach the location reported by the Coastguard.

Shortly afterwards the crew were stood down as the kayakers had managed to reach the shore, where they were met by a waiting Coastguard team.

Once it was established that everyone had made it to shore, and were safe and well, the RNLI volunteers made their way back to Bridlington Lifeboat Station.

If you see someone in trouble in the water call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

The inshore lifeboat at sea with a container ship in the background

RNLI/Andy Brompton

The inshore lifeboat (ILB) makes it way towards the kayakers.
A lifeboat on a trailer being driven along the promenade in Bridlington flanked by RNLI volunteers

RNLI/Andy Brompton

The inshore lifeboat is returned to Bridlington's boathouse
A sign asking the public to respect social distancing

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Bridlington RNLI volunteers ask that you respect social distancing

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