Kayaker rescued from water after capsizing in Firth of Forth

The man was on the water with another kayaker when he got into difficulty on Thursday.

Canty Bay: North Berwick. Graeme Smith/Creative Commons
Canty Bay: North Berwick.

A kayaker has been rescued after capsizing in the Firth of Forth.

The man was on the water with another kayaker when he got into difficulty at around 12.20pm on Thursday.

The second man raised the alarm and RNLI North Berwick inshore lifeboat went to the scene, the Coastguard said.

Both men were brought onboard the lifeboat and taken to Canty Bay near North Berwick, with their kayaks towed behind the rescue vessel.

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Coastguards said the pair were well equipped and are safe and well after the incident.

North Berwick and Dunbar Coastguard teams also went to the scene to help.

*Article image – Copyright Graeme Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


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