RNLI equipment stolen from Swansea beach
RNLI equipment has been stolen after a Lifeguard Unit was broken into at Langland Bay overnight.
The building on Langland Bay, which is used as the Lifeguard Unit over the summer months, was locked shortly after the lifeguards finished their daily beach patrol at 6pm last night. The lifeguards returned to the beach this morning to set up the kit but found that the padlock had been cut off and someone had broken-in overnight.
South Wales Lifeguard Manager Jacob Davies said:
‘Last night the RNLI Lifeguard Unit was broken into at Langland Bay, Swansea. Four hand-held radios, training helmets, binoculars and other equipment were stolen during the break-in overnight. This has not affected the charity’s service on Langland Bay today as the lifeguards continue to provide safety advice and assistant to members of the public between 10am-6pm.’
RNLI lifeguards provide a seasonal safety service on five of Swansea’s busiest beaches over the summer months.
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