Pirate FM News

Young Kayakers Found Safe

fowey lifeboat

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 31st March 2014

Two youngsters have been reunited with their parents after a search operation around Fowey.

Both the town's lifeboats, coastguard and police were scrambled when the kayakers failed to arrive back on Sunday evening.

After searching for nearly an hour the kayakers were found safe and well at Lostwithiel. 

They had left Lostwithiel at 2.30pm to kayak to Fowey but with a strong wind and tide against them, had turned back after reaching St Winnow. 

Due to a problem with mobile telephones they were unable to contact the parents who then called the RNLI.

The mechanic on duty, Paul Gamble said, "The RNLI are always ready to assist in the search for overdue persons and it is better to be called sooner rather than later and especially while there is still daylight."

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

WATCH: Struggling kayakers saved off Cornwall

Cornwall News: Trio were in danger of being swamped at Godrevy

Smartphone screens found to be more than three times dirtier than a toilet seat

National News: The average smartphone screen has been found to be more than three times dirtier than a toilet seat.

Trending in Cornwall

Woman impaled by BBQ skewer on Newquay beach

She was having a BBQ with family and friends.

Huge spike in demand at Cornwall's biggest hospital

Some staff at A&E are working almost double shifts

Over 1,600 drivers caught speeding in one week

Devon and Cornwall Police launched a summer crackdown

Teenagers cut off by tide at Cornish harbour

The pair were angling at Marazion late on Thursday

10 things you know only if you grew up in Truro

City secrets only true locals get!

Scale of public toilets closures in Cornwall revealed

The Duchy has lost more than 200 loos

VIDEO: Child falls from harbour wall in St Ives

A young girl was airlifted to Treliske on Thursday

New business park planned near a Cornish village

Critics are worried about problems like traffic

Two teenagers rescued from rip on Cornish beach

They were playing football close to the water’s edge

WATCH: Sneak peek on board new high-speed trains

An Intercity service has made its debut from Cornwall

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall