Llandudno RNLI rescue kayaker in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

At 9:45am on Saturday 9 October, Llandudno’s inshore lifeboat was tasked to locate and assist a reported upturned kayak with a person on board.

RNLI/Luke Heritage

Crew en-route to casualty
Launching shortly after, the lifeboat crew located the casualty approx. half a mile north of Penrhyn Bay, got him on board the lifeboat and had established a tow to get both the casualty and the kayak back to the shore.

The kayak had capsized while the casualty had been out fishing for the day and once in the water, it was difficult for the casualty to re-right his kayak, made more difficult by sections of the vessel being filled with water. After multiple attempts of trying to turn the kayak over, the casualty had become fatigued and had managed to get himself atop of the craft, it had been at this point that a member of the public on land had made the call to the coastguard.

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