Mayfield fisherman helps save kayaker

Brian Ball who saved a capsized kayaker.''The boatman who rescued a kayaker who had got into difficulties off the coast of Dunbar on Sunday, has been nominated for a police meritorious award. Members of the public raised the alarm at around 10.45am  after they witnessed a one-person canoe experiencing difficulty just off the shore at Skateraw Old Harbour. 'A small boat, which was skippered by 58-year-old Brian Ball, was on the water during this time and heard the emergency radio message issued by HM Coastguard. ''The boat, called Dignity, reached the kayaker prior to the arrival of the RNLI.

Brian Ball who saved a capsized kayaker.''The boatman who rescued a kayaker who had got into difficulties off the coast of Dunbar on Sunday, has been nominated for a police meritorious award. Members of the public raised the alarm at around 10.45am after they witnessed a one-person canoe experiencing difficulty just off the shore at Skateraw Old Harbour. 'A small boat, which was skippered by 58-year-old Brian Ball, was on the water during this time and heard the emergency radio message issued by HM Coastguard. ''The boat, called Dignity, reached the kayaker prior to the arrival of the RNLI.

A Midlothian boatman has been praised for rushing to save the life of a kayaker who capsized off the coast at Dunbar recently.

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