Following Covid-19 protocols, the volunteers of lifeboat Saxon made full speed to the location. However, en route they were informed that the kayakers had managed to reach shore themselves.
The lifeboat was then requested to retrieve the kayak, but as it was located in shallow water the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.
Philip McNamara, Donaghadee RNLI coxswain, said later: “Whoever made the decision to call the coastguard did absolutely the correct thing.
“Situations can become precarious very quickly so the sooner we launch, the better for the casualty.”