RNLI Blyth’s inshore lifeboat was requested to launch follow a report of a kayaker in difficulty just off shore in Blyth bay. As the volunteer crew were preparing to launch they were stood down by Humber Coastguard who had been informed that a local surfer had assisted kayaker back to shore.

Blyth Coastguard Rescue Team assisted with medical attention until an ambulance arrived and took over casualty care.