Kayaker sparks panic after falling into Tweed

Old bridge at Berwick, taken when we were walking around the walls by Alastair Shiels, from Galashiels
Old bridge at Berwick, taken when we were walking around the walls by Alastair Shiels, from Galashiels

A kayaker sparked the emergency services into action after falling into the River Tweed at Berwick on Wednesday.

Humber Coastguard received a 999 call shortly after 1pm reporting that a kayaker had fallen into the water near the Royal Border Bridge.

The kayaker was wearing a life jacket but a fellow kayaker was being pushed upriver and was unable to provide assistance.

Berwick coastguard officers and Berwick inshore lifeboat were alerted and attended. The lifeboat crew arrived as the kayaker was getting out of the water. They provided assistance and helped the fellow kayaker back to shore too where the pair were met by the coastguard.

The pair were both unharmed and did not require medical attention.