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2 calls for The Mumbles lifeboats at the same time.

Lifeboats News Release

Bank Holiday weekend brings multiple calls.

RNLI/Andy Miles

Inshore lifeboat launches

The volunteer crew of the Mumbles Lifeboat were called to 2 different rescues at the same time this evening. Just after 8.10 pm the crew were called to the aid of a walker who had injured her leg on a stretch of beach locally known as Lambs Well. At the same time they also received a call to 2 people cut off at the middle island next to the lighthouse at Mumbles.

The crew arrived at the area of the fallen cliff walker just as the Coastguard medical officer arrived to attend. The lifeboat quickly returned to take the stranded walkers back from the island and then returned to stand watch with the fallen cliff walker who was later transferred to Morriston Hospital . The lifeboat returned to shore at 1030 pm.

RNLI/ Daniel Herbert-Evans

Helicopter winching casualty to safety

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