19 Aug 2013 - Kayak drifting off Harlyn Bay

Padstow RNLI lifeboat Tamar class 'Spirit of Padstow' was launched at 21.16 to reports of a kayak drifting off Harlyn Bay with what appeared to be a rucksack on board. When on scene we searched and found the kayak. The object on board was found to be a very poor attempt at a dummy with a football head and branches for arms. Members of the public when asked by the Coast Guard team stated that it had drifted off the beach earlier that evening. We then recovered the kayak and returned to station.