Ramsey RNLI launched report of a kayak in difficulties.

Lifeboats News Release

Ramsey RNLI were paged at 3.15pm this afternoon (Saturday 29 May 2021) following a report from a concerned member of the public regarding the safety of a kayak in the sea of the Dog Mills.

Ramsey RNLI's all-weather lifeboat RNLB Ruby Clery

RNLI/Ramsey

Ramsey RNLI launched report of a kayak in difficulties.
The volunteer lifeboat crew of the all-weather RNLB Ruby Clery, under the command of Coxswain Jason Colley, quickly reached the kayak and established that those on board, an adult and a child, were safe and well.

The all-weather lifeboat Ruby Clery then returned to Ramsey and was secured to her berth in Ramsey Harbour. Sea conditions at the time of the call were described as flat calm.

The lifeboat was recovered, washed down and made ready for service.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Kevin Christian commented: 'The member of the public did the correct thing by calling 999 and asking for the Coastguard. If you encounter difficulties while swimming or in the sea follow the RNLI's 'How to Float' advice which is to float to increase your chances of survival.'

For more information on how to stay safe on the coast this summer visit www.respectthewater.com.

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