Crosshaven RNLI rescues family members after kayak capsizes in Cork Harbour

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Crosshaven RNLI came to the aid of a family yesterday after their double kayak capsized after being hit by the wake of a passing vessel throwing a father and his four-year-old son into the water.

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Crosshaven RNLI volunteers immediately launched their inshore lifeboat after being paged at 12.40pm this afternoon (Sunday 30 May) and found the family ashore on Spike Island.

The child was very cold after spending 20 to 30 minutes in the water and initially the crew were very concerned for his welfare. The crew warmed the child up in what was warm sunshine and continued to monitor him. Eventually, the child was eating and drinking with no signs of distress and it was decided to transport the family and their kayaks back to their vehicle at Paddy’s Point slipway.

Crew on this service were Helm David Venner in command with Norman Jackson, Derek Moynan and Alan Venner. Launch and recovery crew were JP English (Deputy Launching Authority), Michael McCann and Jon Meaney.

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