3 RNLI lifeboats scrambled to Three Cliffs
The Crew of The Mumbles Lifeboats and Horton lifeboat were scrambled to the aid of the crew of a kayak.
Just after 4.30 pm all boats were called by Milford Haven Coastguard as an inflatable Kayak had got caught in wind and tide then blown off shore near Three Cliffs Bay.
When The Mumbles inshore lifeboat arrived the vessel with 2 persons on board was being assisted by a pleasure craft in the area and a lifeguard from Three Cliffs Bay. The boat and its crew were returned to Pobbles beach. Mumbles All weather lifeboat returned to station while Horton inshore assisted in the safe return of the crew to shore.
Helm of the Mumbles Inshore lifeboat James Rice said ' it's the beginning of the season and with good weather comes the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful Gower coast. We would however urge anyone taking to the water to be properly prepared with life jackets and a way of communicating if in distress. There's lots of useful information on the RNLI website'.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.