A stranded canoeist was rescued by the RNLI’s Bangor lifeboat at the weekend after getting into difficulty.
The volunteer lifeboat crew raced to the scene near Groomsport Harbour after a request from Belfast Coastguard
Upon arrival, the lifeboat crew spotted a young man standing on an isolated outcrop of rocks with his canoeing companion paddling close by. With tides rising, the young man was plucked to safety by the crew. He was taken to the safety of Groomsport Harbour where he was attended to by paramedics.
RNLI volunteer crew man Tim Lee, involved in Sunday’s rescue, said: “Wear a lifejacket, tell others where you are going, carry some means of calling for help and, finally, always check the weather and tides. We are glad this young man is now safely ashore.”