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Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat rescue two people stranded on Worms Head

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 3.15pm information was received that two people were cut off on Worms Head by the incoming tide.

The RNLI volunteer crew were paged and the lifeboat was quickly launched and made its way to Worms Head.  The two stranded people were visiting the area. They were trying to cross the causeway back from Worms Head to the mainland. The Coastguard team shouted to them to stay on the Worm and await the lifeboat, which they did.  The lifeboat arrived shortly afterwards and the two people were taken back to the mainland where they were handed over to the Coastguard.  

Lawrie Grove, the Lifeboat Operations Manager of Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Station said: ‘Worms Head is one of the most well known Gower Landmarks. Many people, particularly visitors, are tempted to cross the causeway from Rhossili to Worms Head.  However the causeway is only open for a window of about 2 ½ hours before and after low tide.  If anyone is going to cross the causeway then they should first check the tide times and ensure that they can complete the crossing within the times that it is open. If cut off on Worms Head then I would advise anyone against attempting to wade ashore.’    

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For more information contact Brin Hurford, Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Press Officer on 07968 269 550, 01792 390391 or 01792 361142, or email Alternatively contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Public Relations Manager, on 07786 668829.

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