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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 23 October, 2019
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Crosshaven RNLI called to rescue struggling kayakers

Three officers from the RNLI service at Crosshaven, Co Cork are called to rescue struggling kayakers in poor conditions in Cork.

A video grab, courtesy of Crosshaven RNLI, of this afternoon's sea rescue.
A video grab, courtesy of Crosshaven RNLI, of this afternoon's sea rescue.
Image: Crosshaven RNLI

A CROSSHAVEN RNLI lifeboat was this afternoon summoned to assist a kayaker who had become capsized in Cork harbour.

The boat was summoned after a passerby spotted the kayaker in difficulty near Fort Camden in the harbour.

A three-man volunteer crew launched immediately, to rescue the stricken kayaker, who was found in Cork Harbour holding his kayak for buoyancy. He and his kayak were brought on board.

Another kayaker was also taken on board due to the serious weather conditions, with waves of around two metres in eight and winds of gale force 8 or 9 at the time.

The two casualties and their kayaks were put ashore at Cobh.

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