Kayaker rescued after capsizing off Great Orme in Llandudno
A kayaker has been rescued after capsizing off the Great Orme in Llandudno.
The Llandudno Coastguard was called at just after 10am yesterday morning after the crew of a vessel called the Swn y Mor spotted the man in the water.
They then brought out of the water along with his kayak and took him to Deganwy Marina where the boat was met by two coastguard officers.
They boarded the vessel and assessed him to ensure he didn’t need medical attention.
Officers said: “Because the casualty was a long way from his starting point, he was wet and had no transport, we took him back to his car where his key was found to be wet and wouldn’t start the car (modern technology!).
“To prevent him from being stranded at the side of the road in wet clothes, we took the casualty to his home near Conwy to retrieve the spare key and a change of clothes before taking him back to his car so he could recover his kayak.
“We offered him safety advice and, with no further assistance required, we were stood down and returned to station.
“We would also like to offer a thank you and a well done to the crew of Swn y Mor who acted quickly and professionally to rescue the casualty. Without them, the outcome could have turned tragic.”
If you spot anyone in difficulty at sea or on the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
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