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Grandfather and two grandchildren rescued by Horton and Port Eynon RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat launched after information was received from the Coastguard that three people were stranded on Worms Head by the incoming tide.

The station's D-class lifeboat was immediately launched on Tuesday (16 August)  shortly after 2.30pm and went to Worms Head.  The  volunteer crew  quickly located the grandfather and his two grandchildren, who were in their early teens.

They had been walking on the local beauty spot when they were stranded by the tide. They were taken  back to the mainland on the lifeboat and handed over to the local Coastguard team.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were Helm Wil Metcalfe, Matthew Fifield and Anthony Payne.

Lawrie Grove, Lifeboat Operations Manager for Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat station, said: ‘I would  remind people that when walking out to Worms Head to check the times of the tide and remember that the causeway leading from the mainland to Worms Head is only open for two-and-a-half hours either side of low tide.'

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For more information please contact Brin Hurford, Horton and Port Eynon RNLi Lifeboat Press Officer, on brinleyhurford@hotmail.com or 07968 269550 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on Chris-Cousens@rnli.org.uk 01745 585162  or 07748 265496 or the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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