Kayaker stuck on island without paddle rescued

Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond (PA Archive)
12:03pm, Wed 07 Apr 2021
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A kayaker thought to have travelled from England to Scotland to camp in breach of Covid rules had to be rescued after he became stuck on an island without a paddle.

The man had been camping on the west side of Inchtavannach on Loch Lomond over the Easter weekend.

On Tuesday afternoon he went for a walk around the island but found his kayak’s paddle missing when he returned, and called for help.

Please could we remind all to stick to the Covid rules and keep people safe

Loch Lomond Rescue Boat (LLRB) said it was contacted by police at 1.50pm on Tuesday and went to the scene to transfer the man to Luss on the mainland.

In a Facebook post, LLRB said: “The rescue boat was launched and located the person on the island and safely transferred himself and his equipment over to his car at Aldochlay.

“LLRB then returned to Luss and stood down. This person had travelled from England to camp on the island for the Easter weekend.

“Please could we remind all to stick to the Covid rules and keep people safe.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “The local lifeboat service were contacted and the incident handed to them – the man was rescued safe and well.”

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