A Red Funnel ferry has rescued two kayakers in distress from the Solent this morning (Saturday).
Two kayakers were recovered from the water in rough seas and 30 miles per hour winds off Calshot by the Red Eagle, which turned around during its 9am crossing from East Cowes.
LISTEN BELOW: An Isle of Wight Radio listener described the rescue.
Two ambulances along with a team from HM Coastguard responded to the East Cowes Red Funnel terminal where the casualties were passed from the ferry onto the Ambulance Service.
📟 Callout 23/05/20 tasked at 10:03 to meet the Red Funnel car ferry Red Eagle who had recovered 2 persons from the water near Calshot. Casualties passed into the care of @OFFICIALIOWAS for onward transport to Hospital. Excellent job by the @RedFunnelFerry Crew 👍 pic.twitter.com/N6dOX14L2w
— Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team (@BembridgeCRT) May 23, 2020
Isle of Wight Radio listener Matt described the scene.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, along with Red Funnel have been contacted for a statement.