Man Rescued After Being Lost At Sea For Hours

The paddleboarder was rescued by the Penlee all-weather lifeboat.


A man was rescued earlier this morning off the coast of Marazion, England when he drifted too far off of shore on his paddleboard. At the time of rescue, the man was reported to have been suffering from hypothermia after a large-scale search.


The man, Joe Holtaway, described the ordeal saying that he had paddled out on his standup paddleboard to watch the sunset and ended up drifting out farther than he expected and was unable to get back to shore. Two lifeboats were called out and requested for assistance in finding Holtaway and were able to locate him nearly three hours later.

Holtaway had been on the water for over five hours in quite cold weather, and despite him wearing a wetsuit, he was found freezing and suffering from hypothermia, and was quite lucky to be found when he was.

After recouping and being reunited with his family, Joe went and visited the Lifeboat station from which he was rescued and expressed his thanks.

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Last modified onThursday, 22 January 2015 13:33

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