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Fishguard RNLI lifeboat assists kayaker

Lifeboats News Release

The Fishguard lifeboat was summoned to help a kayaker in difficulty below the fort in Fishguard on Thursday 5 April

Fishgua-weather lifeboat Blue Peter VII


Fishguard all-weather lifeboat

The Fishguard all-weather lifeboat was on a training exercise in Fishguard Bay when a small group of kayakers attracted its attention at 11.15am. When it came alongside the kayakers it discovered that one of them was feeling unwell and cold. The volunteer crew took the kayaker and her son on board and took them to Lower Town harbour in Fishguard and then handed them over to the waiting coastguard.

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For more information contact Rick Mabey, Fishguard Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07785 953251. Alternatively contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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