RNLI launches dramatic sea rescue after kayak overturned off Blackpool
A person has been rescued at sea in Blackpool after a kayak overturned yesterday afternoon (April 24).
RNLI Blackpool volunteers were rushed to an incident just before 4pm. They received reports that a group of people on kayaks were having trouble.
They were located just off the south shore and two lifeboats came to the scene. Upon arrival, they found an overturned kayak with a person in the water.
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Crews worked to get the person into the lifeboat and return them safely to shore. Other members of the group managed to get back to the beach and they were all reunited.
No injuries were sustained and no medical treatment was required.
A spokesman for RNLI Blackpool said: “Our RNLI volunteers were called out just before 4pm this afternoon to a group of kayakers in difficulty just off the Mirror Ball in South Shore. The two class lifeboats D were launched and arrived at the scene to find an overturned kayak with one person in the water.
“The ILB crew helped the person into the lifeboat and returned to the beach. The other group managed to disembark without any assistance and we were all together. The group also had to leave the ‘one of the kayaks, which the other ILB picked up [approximately one] mile offshore.
“All safe and sound and without medical attention. Remember to dial 999 and ask for the coast guard if you encounter any difficulties on the coast.”