RNLI res­cue cap­sized kayaker

The Oban Times - - News -

KYLE of Lochalsh RNLI vol­un­teers res­cued a woman af­ter her kayak cap­sized near Skye bridge.

The crew was called out at 2.45pm last Wed­nes­day May 17, when rough con­di­tions caused the kayak to cap­size, leav­ing the ca­su­alty un­able to get out of the wa­ter.

Kyle lifeboat Spirit of Fred Olsen launched to help res­cue the woman a mile west of Skye bridge.

The lifeboat ar­rived within three min­utes, by which time a fish­ing boat was on scene.

The woman was taken on the lifeboat where the crew as­sessed her con­di­tion and then trans­ferred to the pon­toons where an am­bu­lance was wait­ing.

The lifeboat re­turned to its sta­tion and was re­fu­elled and ready for ser­vice again by 3.20pm.

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