Capsized canoeist rescued by Exmouth RNLI lifeguards

A CAPSIZED canoeist was on Saturday rescued by Exmouth RNLI lifeguards based at Sandy Bay after he was seen in difficulty in the water off Straight Point.

A CAPSIZED canoeist was on Saturday rescued by Exmouth RNLI lifeguards based at Sandy Bay after he was seen in difficulty in the water off Straight Point.

The local man was unable to get back into his canoe despite the efforts of his wife and son, who were with him.

The alarm was raised because of the sea swell and the outgoing tide.

The family's distress was picked up by lifeguard Lee Newby, who spotted the man's wife paddle to shore and raise the alarm.


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The RNLI lifeguard took his rescue board out to the now-tired man and took him to nearby rocks.

There, he radioed for the inshore lifeboat crew, who took the man back to Sandy Bay where he was met by Exmouth coastguards.

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