Kayaker rescued from the sea



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Port Erin’s lifeboat ‘Muriel and Leslie’ and the Fisheries Protection Vessel Barrule rescued a man from the sea yesterday (Tuesday).

A kayaker was rescued after capsizing and being unable to gain access to his kayak.

He was in the water for around 40 minutes waving his arms, shouting and blowing a whistle all the while getting colder and weaker.

He was spotted by crew members of the FPV Barrule who were nearby, in Fleshwick, undertaking scientific survey work.

The casualty was taken aboard and a call was made for assistance from Port Erin lifeboat.

The volunteer crew were paged and the lifeboat was launched, arriving on scene minutes later.

The man was then transferred onto the lifeboat by stretcher and was taken to a waiting ambulance at Port Erin for transportation to Noble’s Hospital.

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