The incident took place off South Shore and two lifeboats made their way to the scene
A person was rescued from the sea in Blackpool after a kayak overturned yesterday afternoon (April 24).
Volunteers from RNLI Blackpool were scrambled to an incident just before 4pm. They received reports that a group of people on kayaks were in trouble.
They were located on just off South Shore, and two lifeboats made their way to the scene. On arrival, they found an upturned kayak with a person in the water.
The crews worked to get the person into the lifeboat and safely take them back to shore. Other members of the group managed to get back to the beach and they were all reunited.
No injuries were sustained and no medical attention was needed.
A spokesperson for RNLI Blackpool said: “Our RNLI volunteers were called out just before 4pm this afternoon to a group of Kayakers in difficulty just of the Mirror ball in South Shore. Both D-Class Lifeboats launched and arrived on-scene to find an upturned kayak with a person in the water.
“The ILB crew helped the person into the lifeboat and headed back to the beach. The other group managed to get ashore without any assistance and we’re all reunited. The group also had to leave one of the kayaks, which the other ILB recovered [approximately one] mile offshore.
“All safe and well and no medical attention needed. Remember to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard if you get into difficulty at the coast.”
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