Two inflatable kayaks carrying a 12-year-old and three adults between them had to be rescued by Ilfracombe RNLI this afternoon.
A member of the public raised the alarm after spotting the kayaks from Hillsborough.
One kayak had run into trouble and the second had attempted to assist it but began struggling as well.
Ilfracombe RNLI were tasked with the rescue at around 2.30pm.
All four people were brought back to shore safe and sound.