When one of the Atlantic 85 crew went ashore at Hardy’s Bay in Ogmore By Sea to speak with the first informant of launch 30 of 2021 a separate person came forward to the crew member asking for help to find their missing child who was last seen in the water 30 minutes previous.
The Atlantic 85 lifeboat proceeded to do a quick welfare check on the father and son on a kayak and SUP they had originally launched for, however they initially refused assistance from the crew.
The Atlantic 85 then began a shoreline search for the missing child and were joined by the D Class as it had been stood down from their earlier tasking.
After around 10 minutes of searching it was confirmed the child had been found safe and well ashore by their parents. The team from Llantwit Major Coastguard were stood down as they proceeded to the scene to join the search.
The Atlantic 85 crew returned to check again on the welfare of the father and son on the kayak and SUP who by now realised they were making little progress against the tide. They requested the assistance of the lifeboat crew and both were taken onboard the lifeboat and dropped ashore at Hardy’s Bay.
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