The lifeboat that the RNLI executive think they don’t need was called out yet again at 2.00pm today (13th August 2015).
When one member of a group of three kayakers got into trouble behind the harbour wall, the St Abbs lifeboat was there to help in a matter of minutes.
The kayak had capsized, and due to the rapidly worsening sea conditions and a freshening south-easterly wind, the kayaker was struggling to get back in his kayak. After a number of failed attempts his strength was fading and he was in danger of being washed onto the rocks.
As soon as they were spotted, the alarm was raised and the St Abbs lifeboat was launched. The lifeboat was on the scene in minutes, by which time his companions had helped him get back on board his craft, but he was utterly exhausted. So the lifeboat escorted the group to the safety of St Abbs harbour.
Read the article in the National Newspaper by clicking here.