This thrilling video shows Kessock inshore lifeboat leap into action to rescue two kayakers after choppy conditions gave them difficulties on Thursday July 23.
At about 2pm, Kessock volunteer crew were paged to reports of two kayakers in the water within the inner Beauly Firth.
A crew, led by Senior Helmsman Stan MacRae, launched their Atlantic B class inshore lifeboat the Robert and Isobel Mowat and were directed to the scene by local coastguard crews.
The crew rapidly located one of the kayakers, who had been in water with his kayak for an hour after he’d capsized. The other kayaker had made his way to the shore and was being helped by the coastguard.
Once recovered to the lifeboat, the kayaker was treated by the lifeboat crew and monitored continuously by as they transported him to the local marina where he was handed over to the local ambulance service.
Kessock lifeboat crew returned to their station where they made ready for their next deployment.
Helmsman Stan McRae said: ‘In time critical emergencies such as this it is always nice to have support from all agencies involved. Good results like this are due to the high standard of training delivered by the RNLI and the commitment of the crew.’