Freshwater Independent Lifeboat was called out after concerns were raised for a person in a kayak in rough seas.

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The Freshwater Independent Lifeboat was paged by Solent Coastguard on Wednesday just before 2pm. The smaller D-class lifeboat was launched at 2.15pm to look for a blue kayak and a person in a black wetsuit.

Kai Hall, Coxswain led the search with a crew of two – Tom Stafford and Charlie Cripwell.  The search was eventually called off at 4.30pm following a sweep of the bay by the Coastguard Rescue helicopter.

The D-class lifeboat was then recovered in fairly rough conditions – as you can watch in the below video.

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