Student rescued from Worms Head Rhossili by Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat
At 2.30pm on Wednesday (25 January) Horton and Port Eynon and Tenby RNLI lifeboats were launched after information was received from the Coastguard that a man was stranded on Worms Head by the incoming tide.
Horton and Port Eynon volunteer crew quickly made their way to Worms Head where they located the walker, a student from Italy. He had been walking on Worms Head and was stranded by the tide. He was taken back to the mainland on the station's D-class inshore lifeboat and handed over to the local Coastguard. The helm of the RNLI lifeboat was Dave Tonge. The sea conditions were choppy to rough with a four foot swell and the wind was blowing at Force 4.
At 2.55pm Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched and made best speed towards Worm’s Head, where they were tasked to stand by and provide safety cover to the Horton & Port Eynon crew. As the Tenby lifeboat arrived on scene, Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat reported that they had successfully managed to get the casualty off the rocks.
Tenby lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 4.40pm.
Lawrie Grove, Lifeboat Operations Manager for the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI, said: ‘I would remind people that when walking out to Worms Head to check the times of the tide and remember that the causeway leading from the mainland to Worms Head is only open for two and a half hours either side of low tide.'
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The attached picture shows the Tenby RNLI lifeboat crew during Wednesday's shout. Credit RNLI/Ben James
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