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Launch To Assist A Kayaker In Difficulty On The North Coast
St Catherine's Lifeboat was requested to launch to assist a kayaker in difficulty on the island's North Coast. After paddling to the Isle Agois, they were unable to reach the shore at Greve de Lecq again.
They had informed someone ashore of their intentions and had taken a mobile phone with them. Luckily there was enough mobile phone signal for the kayaker to report that they were in difficulty and needed assistance.
Once all the details were ascertained, a call was made to the St Catherine Lifeboat Operations Manager who then agreed the launch of the St Catherine Inshore Lifeboat. The crew launched and made their way to the scene.
A Jersey Coastguard spokesperson explained: "The conditions were quite choppy with a 2m swell and a fresh Westerly wind. Thankfully the kayaker had found shelter and had temporarily beached their kayak. The Lifeboat quickly located the Kayaker and transferred them safely back to Greve De Lecq beach, safe and well. As always we thank the efforts of the St Catherine volunteer Lifeboat crew in assisting with this successful outcome."
Video footage of the rescue can be viewed here.