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Sunny weekend brings busy Sunday for The Mumbles lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

Mothering Sunday was spent mainly at sea for the Mumbles crew

Three cliffs bay

RNLI/Andy Miles

Mumbles and Horton Inshore lifeboats at Three Cliffs


The first shout was for 3 persons reported in the water at Three Cliffs Bay.
Just after 4 pmboth the All weather and inshore lifeboats launched along with Oxwich Coastguard and Horton Lifeboat.
The Casualties were located and identified as climbers in no difficulty. All boats were stood down and returned to station.
The second call just after 7pm was to a possible missing kayaker after a kayak was found on Swansea beach. The inshore lifeboat Mark Lott was launched just after 7pm for a shoreline search. After an hour the crew were stood down after searching from Sketty Lane to Swansea River.
Deputy Second Coxswain James Bolter said 'The warm weather was unexpected but we would urge anyone thinking of taking to the sea who hasn't used their boat over the winter period to take the time for a little routine maintenance and for those going near the water to familiarise themselves with emergency procedures and best practice such as letting someone know when you're expected to return. For further information for anyone going near the water there's lots of useful tips at www.RNLI.org.uk'

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