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Christmas Day baby for Burry Port RNLI crew member

Lifeboats News Release

Nick Jones, crew member and a trainee helmsman at Burry Port, had a busy few days over the Christmas period.

Nick and Laura, with 2 year old Dylan, and new baby Adele

RNLI/Nick Jones

In the early hours of Christmas Eve, at 3.50am, he attended an emergency call out to search for a missing person on the Gower peninsula, somewhere around Rhossili Bay and Worm's Head. The person was located and returned to safety by one of the UK Coastguard teams.

Twenty four hours later, in the early hours of Christmas morning, at 6am, Nick's wife Laura gave birth to a baby girl, Adele, weighing in at just over six pound, so not much sleep for Nick over the festivities.

A spokesman for Burry Port RNLI says:

"The new baby was born at the West Wales Hospital, Glangwilli, and both, mother and baby are doing fine, although Nick is still a little bleary-eyed!

"From all the crew at Burry Port, we would like to extend our best wishes to all the family, and hope that future Christmas celebrations will involve a bit more relaxation with the family."

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