Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Lifesaver's Hair-Raising Race to Rescue Kayaker

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Lifesaver's Hair-Raising Race to Rescue Kayaker

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Byline: DAVID HUNTLEY david.huntley@trinitymirror.com @davey_huntley

AN RNLI lifesaver had to make a quick dash from the barber's chair mid-haircut to rescue a kayaker who had been thrown into the sea.

Cameron Bond, a helmsman at the Redcar station, had settled into the Turkish barber's chair and was nearly at the end of his trim when the alarm came to rescue a kayaker who had been thrown into the sea at Saltburn.

Cameron leapt from the chair with his haircut only partially complete and ran the short distance to the lifeboat station where he became part of the four-man crew sent to search for the kayaker.

As soon as the lifeboat returned from the rescue mission, Cameron helped refuel the lifeboat before heading back to the barber's chair to get his trim finished off.

Cameron said: "When my pager went off the barber was a bit puzzled.

"He didn't really understand what was happening when I said I had to go in a hurry.

"When I got back to the barbers, he asked me all about the rescue. …

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