Inshore lifeboat rescues for 2019

ID749
TitleTenby inshore lifeboat launched after kayaker thought to be in difficulty . . .
Date2019-06-28
Time13:00:00
WindESE 22 knots
WeatherSunny
ConditionsChoppy
Casualty typePossible kayaker in difficulty
Position2.5 miles south-east of Tenby
DetailsTenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched just after 1pm on Friday 28th June after a member of the public went into the station shop, reporting that a kayaker was a long way offshore and possibly in difficulty.

With the aid of binoculars, the coxswain got eyes on the kayaker, who was south of the DZ2 buoy, some 2.5 miles south-east of the station. He seemed to be making way, but as there was a strong breeze causing a chop on the sea and due to the fact he was still headed away from shore, it was decided that it would be wise to make sure the he was OK.

Within minutes, the volunteer crew were on the water and made their way to the the kayaker.

After talking to him, it became apparent he was experienced and knew what he was doing. He was given safety advice, including having a reliable source of communication such as VHF radio with him, as mobile phone signal is not guaranteed.

With the volunteer crew happy that the kayaker was in no danger, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 1.45pm.
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