Cardigan RNLI lifeboat crew rescue two troubled kayakers
In the afternoon of Friday 19 August, Cardigan lifeboat crew got the alarm after kayakers get into trouble.
Cardigan RNLI inshore lifeboat crew rescued two kayakers who got into trouble near the Witches Cauldron.
The alarm was raised at just after 2pm on Friday 19 August.
The volunteer crew faced rough sea conditions as they made their way from their Poppit Sands lifeboat station to the scene.
With help from HM Coastguard Moylegrove, the two casualties were found stranded on rocks at the base of a cliff without their kayaks.
After successfully recovering the two men in the surging waves, they were returned safe and well to the care of the Coastguard on the beach at Ceibwr.
The lifeboat crew then carried out another short search to find the missing kayaks and return them to shore.
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