Firstly, id like to thank Kerny for posting this thread as I like others on this forum own kayaks. From an awareness point of view the information is valuable and sobering, thankfully no long term physical harm was suffered to any persons involved.
Secondly, we all take to the water with 100% faith and trust in our craft no matter what size or type. If it should suffer catastrophic failure, it makes no difference if you have every item of survival equipment to hand, you will still find yourself in a very challenging situation.
Be safe out there people