Kayak rescue leads to safety reminder
Posted at 6:47am Wednesday 13 Sep, 2017 | By Sam Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org
A man become unwell in his kayak near Rabbit Island.
Police are reminding public about safety around water related activities, after a kayaker got into trouble near Rabbit Island on Monday.
Police were called just after 2.30pm to help the man after he became unwell while out at sea.
A rescue boat was deployed, the man was brought back to shore and was taken to hospital by Ambulance for medical treatment.
A police spokesperson says the incident has created a need to remind public about safety on water.
“Advice for kayakers is as follows:
• Always wear a lifejacket
• Carry two means of communication with you on board
• Check weather conditions before you get out on the water
• No alcohol
• Know your limits and the limitations of the kayak you are using
• Tell someone where you are, and when you will be back
“Coastguard also hold regular boating courses which can be helpful for preparing people for the water,” says police.