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Kayakers rescued after writing 'we're stuck' in the sand

Kayakers rescued after writing 'we're stuck' in the sand

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:38pm 18th September 2019. (Updated at 3:48pm 18th September 2019)

A group of kayakers have been rescued near Padstow after writing 'we're stuck' in the sand.

A lifeboat crew and coastguard team were called to reports of someone in difficulty at Gunver Head.

As the lifeboat headed out at around 4.30pm on Tuesday afternoon they received more information from the coastguard. 

The kayaker was in fact raising the alarm to help five more kayakers who were sheltering from changing sea conditions at Butterhole and had become trapped by an incoming tide.

Padstow rescue - we're stuck
A group of kayakers have been rescued after raising the alarm by writing 'we're stuck' in the sand

The crew arrived on scene and launched the Y-boat; the kayakers did not require any medical attention and were transferred to the lifeboat, along with their kayaks.

Padstow Coastguard supported from the cliffs at Butterhole.

The kayaker who had paddled out to raise the alarm was helped back to Trevone by Harlyn Bay RNLI lifeguards.

They were then safely returned to Padstow lifeboat station at 5.10pm.

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