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Search for missing man by Mumbles and Horton and Port Eynon lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI pagers summoning the crew to the Mumbles and Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat stations went off at 7.30 am.

Information had been received that a man was missing on the coast somewhere between Three Cliffs Bay and Worms Head.

In conjunction with the Coastguard a search was conducted by the Mumbles all-weather (‘ALB’) and inshore lifeboats and the Horton and Port Eynon inshore Lifeboat. The man was not located and the search was stood down at 10.20am by the Coastguard.

The Horton and Port Eynon volunteer lifeboat crew were Helm John Tarrant, Jeremy Littlejohns and Patrick Rixson. The Mumbles all-weather lifeboat crew were Nigel Garner, George Davies, James Bolter, Darren Griffiths, Rob Jenkins and Neil Burgess, and the inshore lifeboat crew were James Rice, Kieran Dunstan and Adam Evans.

Lawrie Grove Deputy Launching Authority for the Horton and Port Eynon Station added: ‘ ‘We would advise anyone walking on or near the coast to take care and also to ensure that they tell someone where they are going and when they expect to return.’

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For more information contact Brin Hurford, Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Press Officer on brinleyhurford@hotmail.com / 07968 269 550. Alternatively contact Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer on Chris-Cousens@rnli.org.uk or 01745 585162 / 07748 265496.

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