Kayaker rescued off East Lothian coast after being blown away from vessel

A kayaker needed to be rescued from the water off North Berwick, after their vessel capsized amid excessive winds.

The coastguard launched a rescue operation after the alarm was raised at three.20pm on Friday.

The robust offshore winds meant the kayaker grew to become separated from their vessel and was unable to get again on board.

The Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Forth was among the many vessels known as out to assist, however finally the coastguard groups have been capable of attain the kayaker on the shoreline.


North Berwick’s Coastguard Rescue Workforce stated:”Shortly drifting, the casualty was fortunate sufficient to be blown again in direction of rocks because the lifeboat arrived on scene.

“Safely ashore the crew assited in recovering the casualty and kayak from the rocks, checking them over for any accidents.”

They added: “It was a sight to behold as the massive naval ship was heading for North Berwick at full energy!

“Fortunately sufficient all assests have been rapidly stood down and thanked for his or her help.

“Please at all times verify the climate situations previous to heading out and by no means underestimate the facility of the wind and sea.”

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