July 1, 2011
kayaker suffering from hypothermia air-lifted from sea
overturned kayaker suffering from hypothermia was air-lifted from
the sea near Brean Down on Thursday afternoon (June 30th).
Coastguards were called to Brean at 3pm to conduct a search for
the kayak, with two people onboard, which was reported to be drifting
in difficulty near the island of Steep Holm.
spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Weston Coastguards and
lifeboats were also involved in the search and located the kayak."
"A man was winched up out of the water and onto the RAF
rescue helicopter before being flown to hospital for treatment
"His partner, who was also on the kayak, was brought back
to the shore onboard a Weston lifeboat safe and well."