A wife's concern for her kayaker husband led to an emergency response from an Isle of Wight RNLI lifeboat this afternoon (Tuesday, June 25).

The man was planning to kayak from Lee-on-Solent to Calshot, but apparently, was worryingly late to the destination.

HM Coastguard put out a message to all vessels in the area to keep a lookout for the missing craft.

Reports of sightings came in and a launch located the kayaker off the Meon Shore area, near the mouth of Southampton Water.

It was found that the man, who had left his mobile phone behind, was able to continue on his kayak.

After launching at 4.22pm, Cowes RNLI Lifeboat arrived on the scene and escorted him back to shore at Hillhead, roughly 1.7 miles north of Lee-on-Solent.

The lifeboat returned to the station at 5.35pm.