Tobermory RNLI lifeboat launches to semi submerged kayak off Ardnamurchan
Tobermory RNLI lifeboat was launched following a report of a semi submerged kayak being found in Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan on Wednesday 26 May 2021.
On arriving at Sanna Bay, Stornoway Coastguard confirmed that the kayak had been reported to have been washed out to sea from Loch Scavaig on the Isle of Skye and that there were no missing persons. The lifeboat crew recovered the kayak and dry bag and transported them to Kilchoan where they were left in the care of the local Coastguard Rescue Team.
The shout came six days after a call out to a yacht which had lost its drive in the Sound of Mull on the evening of Thursday 20 May 2021. The lifeboat met the yacht at the entrance to Tobermory Bay and using an alongside tow assisted it to berth at the harbour pontoons.
Tobermory RNLI Station Coxswain David McHaffie said: 'In both of these incidents, the people involved made the correct call and contacted the Coastguard so that we were able to respond in good time. We would much rather be called out too early than too late. If you see anyone in difficulty in or on the water, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard'.
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