TWO kayakers were rescued by the RNLI in Arran last weekend.

Arran’s volunteer crew were alerted at 11.30am on May 4 by Belfast Coastguard that two kayakers were ashore on the south end of Holy Isle. The call was reported by two fellow kayakers who had made it ashore near Lamlash.

The crew launched the inshore lifeboat Rachel Hedderwick to come swiftly to the casualties’ aid.

After locating the casualties and administering care the decision was made to evacuate both kayakers to Lamlash Pier and an awaiting ambulance for further treatment.

Arran RNLI crew member Karen LindsaySmith said, “We’re all delighted that everyone got home safe and the two kayakers didn’t suffer any serious injuries. Call outs like today illustrate why it’s always important to carry a method of calling for help."