Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were launched on service following a report of 2 people in separate dinghy’s drifting out to sea from Newton beach. The Atlantic 85 was first on scene and located 2 persons on kayaks between Newton and Ogmore By Sea. Contact was made with the first informant via UK Coastguard. It was confirmed these were the people the first informant had believed required further assistance. The kayakers required no further assistance and the call was a false alarm with good intent.
Never be afraid to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard if you suspect someone is in trouble on the coast.
When kayaking wear a buoyancy aid and carry a means of calling for help such as a VHF radio or mobile phone in a waterproof pouch #RespectTheWater