Padstow RNLI lifeboat crew rescue two kayakers - 22 Jul 2015

Volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 4:15pm today (Wednesday 22 July) to assist the Padstow Coastguard Team in rescuing two kayakers at Butter Hole Sands.

The kayakers had paddled over to Butter Hole Sands from Daymer Bay. The weather conditions had changed and with the tide turning, the kayakers were having difficulty re-launching. They were seen by a member of the public walking on the cliffs above, who called the Coastguard.

After assessing the situation the Padstow Coastguard Team requested Padstow RNLI Lifeboat to assist. The kayakers, realising they were in need of assistance, had also written a large ‘Help’ sign in the sand, which the lifeboat crew removed before they left the beach.


The Y-boat was used to recover the kayakers one at a time back to the lifeboat and they required no medical attention. The kayakers were returned safely to Daymer Bay, but it was not possible to recover their kayak at that time.