Derwentwater (34)

Callout Date: 09/05/2022
Callout Time: 6:14 pm
Agencies Involved: Keswick MRT

A couple were on a canoe sail trip on Derwentwater when a strong gust of wind caused their canoe to capsize leaving them in the water with the canoe and contents drifting away downwind. Fortunately they were close to Rampsholme Island when this happened and so they only had a short swim to the safety of the island. Following their 999 call for assistance Keswick MRT were able to make use of the Derwentwater Marina rescue boat and a small team were soon able to get across to them in quite choppy water. The canoe and contents were also salvaged and all returned safe and well to the Keswick Landings.

14 team members – 1 hour 6 minutes

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