Sunday, 13 March 2016

Kayaker brought to safety off Anvil Point

Photo taken by the Anvil Point lighthouse, Swanage ILB next to the red arrow!

The team were out on a patrol down on the shores of Poole Harbour when the National Maritime Operations Centre tasked them to a report of a kayaker struggling off Anvil Point.

As the team proceeded they requested the launch of the Swanage RNLI lifeboat to check right underneath the cliffs, something difficult from the top 90ft below.

On arrival the team searched and were soon joined by the inshore lifeboat crew. Suddenly the tired kayaker was spotted by the team and the lifeboat was directed to pick the male up.

With everyone meeting on the beach the male was confirmed ok, some words of advice given and all the volunteers returned to their stations.

See someone in trouble on the coast or out to sea , 999 Coastguard.

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