SUP’ers rescued by RNLI and British Navy
TWO women have been rescued after being blown five miles out to sea on stand-up paddle boards.
The women, thought to be in their 50s, had been using the boards off Portobello beach in the Firth of Forth, Scotland when they were blown North East by strong winds, ending up about two miles off Inchkeith Island. Thankfully one of the women had a mobile phone and they were able to contact the emergency services.
Both were rescued but were suffering from the onset of hyperthermia.
This incident could easily have been avoided if the two paddleboarders had basic SUP safety training and the correct equipment for paddling. Our SUP Rescue Skills clinic was created to avoid incidents exactly like the one that happened in Scotland last week’
Please learn the basics of safety at sea and don’t become a statistic.