Dramatic rescue of kayakers caught up in bad weather
A man had fallen into the water and was struggling to get back onto the kayak.
Two kayakers have been rescued after getting caught up in bad weather two miles from the coast.
The Kinghorn RNLI lifeboat crew responded to a distress call on Sunday after one of the paddlers was knocked into the water.
A man and a woman were rescued and taken from the scene two miles off Longniddry to Port Seton for treatment.
The rescue crew were able to find the pair after the man's personal locator beacon was activated.
Kinghorn Lifeboat helm Leanne Taylor said: "The accurate position provided by the personal locator beacon made locating the kayakers much easier and quicker.
"The male paddler had been knocked off his surf-ski kayak in the challenging conditions several times and had been struggling to get properly back on.
"At this point the pair had made the decision to call for help rather than getting further into trouble, which was a good decision.
"Both casualties were well equipped with VHF radios, locator beacons and safety equipment which made a huge difference to the outcome.
"We took the pair back to Port Seton harbour where an ambulance was waiting to check them over before they were able to make their own way home."