Kayaker rescyed by survey vessel off Yorkshire coast

A kayaker who got into difficulties off the Yorkshire coast had a lucky escape when a passing boat picked him up.

The man was seen struggling against the tide in his craft near Runswick Bay on Friday afternoon.

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As the Staithes and Runswick lifeboat was launched, the kayaker was picked up by passing survey vessel the Humber Guardian.

He was then transferred to the inshore lifeboat Sheila & Dennis Tongue III and after a medical check-up he was was returned with his kayak to the beach.