An ‘unwell’ kayaker who capsized on the River Exe was rescued by Exmouth RNLI this morning (Wednesday, April 14).
The town’s inshore lifeboat and coastguard helicopter were launched at around 9am following reports the stricken woman was in the water near Lympstone Manor.
“Due to her condition, she was immediately taken aboard the inshore lifeboat and taken to the safety of shore at the Imperial Recreation Ground where the lifeboat crew were met by Exmouth Coastguard Rescue Team,” said an Exmouth RNLI spokesperson.
“She was given immediate first aid treatment at the location.
“An HM Coastguard rescue helicopter was summonsed to the scene but was stood down once the casualty was safe on shore.
“An ambulance was called and upon it’s arrival the inshore lifeboat returned to Exmouth Lifeboat Station where it was back on service a short time later.
“The condition of the casualty is unknown, though it is not thought she suffered from any serious injury or health concerns.”