Sidmouth Lifeboat called out to reports of lone kayak or paddle board

PUBLISHED: 14:53 05 June 2018

The Sidmouth Lifeboat station, sailing club and Drill Hall at Port Royal

The Sidmouth Lifeboat station, sailing club and Drill Hall at Port Royal

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Reports of a lone kayak or paddle board in the sea at Sidmouth - without anyone on it - prompted action from the lifeboat service which was on the scene within minutes.

But on arrival it was a case of mistaken identity, when it was discovered to be a large driftwood log.

Sidmouth Lifeboat was called to the scene, approximately half a mile due south of the sea front, with the rescue ski following a page from Solent coastguard on Sunday at about 7.30pm.

Concerns had been raised over an object at sea, thought to have been a kayak or paddle board floating with no one on it, but with someone close by.

However upon arrival the team confirmed the object was a log, although a search of the area was carried out to ensure nothing else was a cause for concern.

Sidmouth lifeboat crew were stood down at 19:50.

A Sidmouth Lifeboat spokesman said: “All calls to the coastguard are always made with the best of intentions and lifeboat crews will always respond.”


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