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Kitesurfer rescued by RNLI in Whitley Lake

2 February 2009 | 4:43 pm

In strong breezy conditions, the inshore lifeboat was called out to a report of a kite that was separated from a kitesurfer and the first informant was unsure whether the kitesurfer was safe.

Initially the lifeboat and crew made their way towards Shore Road on the inside of the harbour at Whitley Lake but the Coastguard then informed them that the incident was occurring on the seaward side of Shore Road. The crew started to search close inshore and were quickly able to see two kitesurfers walking along the beach near Jazz’s café.

Poole Coastguard mobile then arrived on scene and the coastguard rescue officers were able to check that one of them was the person whose kite was reported in trouble.

Once the lifeboat crew were sure that the kitesurfer was safe they were able to return to station.

[Source: RNLI Poole]

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