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Lifeboat launched after kayaker's capsize

RNLI Kyle of Lochalsh Image copyright RNLI Kyle of Lochalsh
Image caption Kyle of Lochalsh's lifeboat was launched to go to the aid of the kayaker

A kayaker was assisted by a lifeboat crew after capsizing in rough conditions a mile west of the Skye Bridge.

Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI's lifeboat was launched at 14:54 on Wednesday at the request of the coastguard.

The lifeboat was on the scene within three minutes and took the woman to an ambulance waiting at Kyle.

A passing fishing boat crew also offered assistance.

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