Peel’s annual lifeboat service was interrupted for a second year running by a rescue call-out.
Having watched two teenagers from Peel getting into difficulty in an inflatable kayak, lifeboat operations manager Allen Corlett decided to launch the Ruby Clery to help the pair who by now were being blown rapidly out sea.
The crew, under the command of coxswain John Hunter, immediately left the service and launched to recover the 15 and 16 year old local lads who had underestimated the strength of the offshore wind.
By the time the lifeboat reached the two they were almost half a mile from Peel breakwater and getting into breaking seas.
They were taken on board and returned to Peel wet but unharmed.
During last year’s service an almost identical incident ended up with a five-year-old boy more than a mile out to sea.