KAYAKERS REPORTED IN DIFFICULTY AT SOUTH END OF BEADNELL BAY

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At 15.25 hrs on Sunday 21 December 2014, Humber Coastguard Operations Centre requested the launch of both Seahouses Lifeboats, following a report from a local Coastguard Officer, for the concern for 3 kayakers at the south side of Beadnell Bay who he had been watching for some time. Both Seahouses Lifeboats were launched and quickly located the kayakers. who did not consider themselves to be in any danger. A Met Office severe weather warning was in place for the area and the wind was increasing, with a choppy sea.

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The kayakers were escorted to the shore, and the Inshore Lifeboat diverted to 2 paddle boarders who were also seen safely ashore. All 5 were met by local coastguard personnel, and advice given.

 

Both Seahouses Lifeboats then returned to station. The crew were having their Christmas Party later that night, and two female members of the crew had to quickly return to the hairdresser for the second time that day, after returning damp and rather windswept from the call out !

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