The Sandown & Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat assisted in a search for a man and 6 yr old boy missing in a rented kayak which was over due by an hour and a half.
The Sandown & Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat commenced search from Sandown pier to white cliff, the over due kayak was found at Red cliff, the man said that he was aware that they were over due and said that he was going to be a further thirty mins before he would get back to Sandown Pier – were the kayak rent company is based next to.
SSILB crew asked the man if he would like a lift back, which he declined, SSILB crew advised that the mans son should wear a lifejacket, the man took the advice and placed a lifejacket on his son.
The Sandown & Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat shadowed from a distance the kayak, back to Sandown Pier and the man was spoken to by the kayak rent company.
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