Eight walkers cut off by tide rescued by Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat
Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat was launched after information was received from HM Coastguard that a number of people were stranded on Worms Head by the incoming tide.
The Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat was immediately launched on Bank Holiday Monday (29 August) shortly before 2pm and went to Worms Head.
The volunteer crew ascertained that some eight people were stranded on the local beauty spot. They were taken back to the mainland on the lifeboat and handed over to the local Coastguard teams.
As a result of the number of people this required a number of trips to ferry them back to the mainland. The volunteer crew were Helm John Tarrant, Anthony Payne and Jeremy Littlejohns.
This has been a busy period for the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat station as the boat has been involved in four search and rescue incidents in the last five days.
Jeff Payne, Deputy Launching Authority, for Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat station, said 'I would remind people that before walking out to Worms Head they should 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 quarter hours either side of low tide.'
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