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Drifting unmanned kayak sparks search mission
3:43pm Sunday 2nd February 2014 in News
A SEARCH mission was launched after a kayak was seen drifting out to sea.
Portland MRCC sent Lyme Regis coastguard rescue officers to investigate and the Lyme Regis inshore lifeboat was requested to launch.
However, once on scene, the coastguard rescue officers were approached by a man who identified himself as the owner of the drifting kayak.
He told officers he had capsized, but had managed to swim back to shore.
After coastguards confirmed the man didn’t need medical attention, the inshore lifeboat went and retrieved the drifting kayak and the male was taken back to the lifeboat station on The Cobb and warmed up with a coffee.