Kayaker helped by lifeboat after capsizing

Cullercoats lifeboat undergoing a demonstration at the station's harbour day.
Cullercoats lifeboat undergoing a demonstration at the station's harbour day.

A kayaker was assisted by rescue teams after he capsized off the coast near Cullercoats.

Cullercoats inshore lifeboat launched at 12.36pm and located the kayaker to the south of Cullercoats Bay near to the Bears Back Rocks.

He required no medical attention but had capsized his kayak and was unable to right it.

The man was brought back to the lifeboat station by the lifeboat at which point the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, which was also on the scene, was released to resume its patrol.