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COASTGUARD CALLED OVER FEARS FOR KAYAKER OFF VENTNOR


Fears for a kayaker who left Ventnor beach and failed to return prompted a call out for Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team this afternoon (Friday).

At 15:48, Solent Coastguard tasked Ventnor CRT to conduct a search between Bonchurch and Woody Bay. It had been reported that a kayaker had left Ventnor, gone out of sight and hadn’t been seen since.

Coastguard Rescue 175 was later tasked to assist in the search but was stood down en-route when the kayaker was found safe and well at Orchard Bay.

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Safety advice was given.

A spokesperson for Ventnor Coastguard has said:

“Always ensure you check the tides and weather and ensure you have a mobile phone or VHF radio”.

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