RNLI Aldeburgh lifeboat launched to kayak in difficulty
RNLI Aldeburgh inshore lifeboat (ILB), the ‘Susan Scott’, was launched on Thursday 24 August, at approximately 1.45pm, following a Coastguard request, to rescue a kayak, with two teenagers on board, one mile off Aldeburgh beach.
A member of the public had realised they were in difficulty and called the Coastguard.
The kayak was escorted back to shore and the casualties checked to ensure they were fit and well.
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