A surfboarder was reluctantly rescued by Ramsey lifeboat last night (Thursday).
The RNLB Ann & James Ritchie was launched at around 9pm to go to the assistance of the man, who had been spotted drifting a mile off Port Lewaigue, near Ramsey.
On reaching the scene, the crew found that he was not in any actual distress.
However, Coxswain Mark Kenyon was concerned about leaving him as night was approaching, the tide was ebbing and the offshore wind increasing.
The surfer agreed to board the lifeboat and, together with his surfboard, was safely delivered to the beach.
Anyone who observes someone in trouble at sea is advised to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.