Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat rescued a person in the water, holding onto their Kayak approximately 100m off Branscombe Beach on Monday, September 4.

The boat launched and proceeded to the location, where the crew were able to locate the casualty very quickly, despite fairly choppy sea conditions.

The casualty was taken and taken to Branscombe Beach, where the Coastguard was able to carry out First Aid.

Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat then returned to retrieve the kayak and return it back to Branscombe.

Although the casualty had been in the water for around one hour, they were deemed well enough to return home without further treatment.   

A spokesperson for Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat said: "I would like to remind everyone of the importance of wearing a lifejacket or appropriate buoyancy aid when out on the water and keeping a phone or appropriate radio with you at all times.

"Research has proven that wearing a lifejacket can increase your chances of survival by up to four times if you’re immersed in cold water. No matter how experienced you are, the sea can always surprise you and a lifejacket or buoyancy aid could save your life."