Navy helicopter rescues kayak man off Ayrshire coast

HMS Gannet helicopter The man was taken from the water by Royal Navy rescue helicopter

A man has been rescued off the Ayrshire coast after his kayak overturned.

The alarm was raised just before 14:45 on Saturday. The man was in the water off Culzean Castle.

An operation was launched involving the Girvan lifeboat, Girvan and Ayr coastguard rescue teams and a Royal Navy helicopter from HMS Gannet at Prestwick.

The man was winched into the helicopter and flown to hospital for treatment for hypothermia.

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