Llandudno RNLI rescue kayaker in difficulty
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.
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.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.