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Three call-outs in 24 hours for The Mumbles RNLI volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer lifeboat crew at The Mumbles RNLI had a busy 24 hours after lifeboats were called out to three incidents.

On Friday afternoon (22 April) at 3pm the Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Roy Barker IV was called to the aid of cabin cruiser which had run aground after suffering engine failure.

The Mumbles RNLI's inshore lifeboat boat was also launched to assist with the casualty at Whiteshell Point before the vessel, with two crew on board, were towed back to Swansea Marina.

Then on Saturday morning (23 April) the all-weather lifeboat was launched to the aid of another cruiser with engine failure on the Gower.

Then later the same day the volunteers were paged again and the inshore lifeboat was called to the aid of four people cut off by the incoming tide on the outer island at the Mumbles.

The alarm was raised by the skipper of a passing yacht who thankfully advised the stranded people to wait for the lifeboat when he'd called for help.

The lifeboat brought the stranded four to safety.

Notes to editors:

The attached picture shows The Mumbles all-weather lifeboat crew attaching a tow to a broken down cabin cruiser on Saturday 23 April. Credit RNLI/The Mumbles

For more information please contact Andy Miles, The Mumbles RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, at The Mumbles lifeboat station on 01792 366246 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 01745 585162 or 07748265496 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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