Rescue – Friday 19 April 2019
The volunteer Redcar RNLI crew were called at 12.45pm on Friday 19 April 2019 after a kayak was seen to capsize near Granville Terrace, Redcar.
Shortly after the station’s smaller inshore lifeboat had launched, more information was received to say that the male involved was ashore but was in need of medical attention.
Crew from the lifeboat station trained in casualty care traveled by road to the scene. They decided to take the male back to the lifeboat station for treatment for the effects of cold water.
He was given oxygen and rewarming until a paramedic arrived arrived. After an assessment was carried out the male was transported to his home by one the the lifeboat crew.
Mike Picknett, Deputy Launching Authority at Redcar RNLI said: ‘We initially brought the man back to the boathouse for rewarming.
‘He started to go downhill a bit, saying he’d taken in some seawater. So we put him on oxygen and called for an ambulance.
‘He was well equiped with an anchor and GPS, and he was wearing a buoyancy aid.’
For safety advice on kayaking and canoeing visit https://rnli.org/safety/choose-your-activity/kayaking-and-canoeing