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Date: Sun 8 May 2016
Location: Lower Gurrow Point, near Dittisham, River Dart
Photographer: Riki Bannister, Assistant Lifeboat Press Officer
A 27 year old experienced kayaker from Somerset had been kayaking alone on the Dart for most of the day.As he was returning to Dittisham in the dusk he capsized in the gusty conditions and was unable to reboard the boat.He swam it the 500m to the nearest shore but was unable to climb through the trees to the field above.After 30 minutes waiting for another boat to pass and up to his waist in the water fending his boat off the rocks, he called the Coastguard on his mobile phone.
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