Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Kyle Lifeboat assisted a family with a three year old child on the Applecross peninsula.

The lifeboat launched at 12:44pm after the Coastguard was alerted to a family in trouble out in a canoe.

Two adults and the three year old child made it safely to the shore and were sheltering from the swell.  Once on the scene, two members of the lifeboat crew made sure everyone was accounted for and ensure there were no injuries.  

Once it was established everyone was safe and well, the crew transferred the casualties to the lifeboat and took the canoe under tow back to Toscaig, where the group had set off from.

Speaking of the incident, a spokesperson said: "The family group consisted of 5 people in kayaks and a canoe. They were well prepared and set off from Toscaig in good weather, however the conditions soon worsened. The two kayaks lost sight of the canoe in the choppy conditions, and they did the correct thing by alerting the emergency services."

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