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Kayaker Rescued from Sea
3:56pm 14th January 2013
(Updated 3:56pm 14th January 2013)
A kayaker is suffering hypothermia after getting into trouble near Polzeath.
It is thought he could have been in the water for half an hour at Port Quin.
Teams from Rock lifeboat got him to safety and are urging people not to go to sea alone.
The RNLI volunteers, Jinx Hewitt, Dan Bosley and James Bolton, were on a regular Sunday morning exercise onboard the D class inshore lifeboat Rusper when Falmouth Coastguard asked them to head towards Port Quin where the kayaker had been seen in the water.
The man, who it’s believed had been in the sea for more than half an hour, had got into trouble when he headed into open water and the alarm had been raised by a friend on the cliff top.
When the RNLI crew volunteers arrived they found the man had swallowed a lot of sea water and was showing signs of hypothermia.
They decided to head to the nearest harbour, which was Port Isaac where they were met by members of the Port Isaac RNLI lifeboat team and a paramedic. Very shortly afterwards an ambulance crew arrived. After assessing the man, he was taken on to Treliske for treatment.
Mike Hewitt, RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rock, warns the conditions can catch you out very quickly if you are not prepared: "There was a north easterly wind of around force 2 to 3 and it was calm close inshore, but at sea there was a 1 metre swell that was very choppy. I would suggest it’s unwise to go to sea alone, it is always best to go with someone else, but at the very least to carry a means of communication so you can raise the alarm if you do get into difficulties."
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