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Two walkers rescued from Worms Head Rhossili by Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

At 4.30pm on Saturday 17 September 2016 the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat was launched after information was received from the Coastguard that two people were stranded on Worms Head by the incoming tide.

The volunteer crew quickly made their way to Worms Head where they located the two male walkers who were in their 20’s.  They had been walking on Worms Head when they were stranded by the tide. They were taken back to the mainland on the lifeboat and handed over to the local Coastguard. The volunteer crew were Helmsman Jon Tarrant, Jeremy Littlejohns and Anthony Payne.

Jeff Payne the Deputy Launching Authority for the Horton and Port Eynon 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 2 ½ hours either side of low tide’.

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