Kayaker rescued from sea off Hastings

A kayaker was taken to hospital after getting into difficulties in the sea off Hastings yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, May 27).

The coastguard helicopter during yesterday's rescue mission. Picture by Steve Peak SUS-200528-151818001
The coastguard helicopter during yesterday's rescue mission. Picture by Steve Peak SUS-200528-151818001

Just before 1.10pm, HM Coastguard received a report of a kayaker needing medical assistance just off Hastings Pier.

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd was sent to the scene and the casualty was taken to hospital.

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“A second kayaker self-rescued to shore.

“Hastings Coastguard Rescue Team and Hastings RNLI lifeboat also assisted yesterday afternoon.”

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