Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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A lone kayaker was rescued after drifting between the Crowlin and Longay islands.

Kyle RNLI were paged at 9:56am on Saturday 16 December to assist the kayaker, who had broken his paddle.  The team arrived on the scene at 10:16am and located the casualty ten minutes later.  They then transferred him and his kayak back to Broadford.  

Speaking of the incident, a Kyle RNLI spokesperson said: "The kayaker had left Broadford this morning and was making his way to the Uags area of the Applecross peninsula, when his paddle snapped in half.

"He sensibly turned around and began trying to make his way back towards the shelter of Longay island, where we located him uninjured but very cold."


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