Mumbles Lifeboat aids fallen climber
The crew of both Mumbles lifeboats were called to the aid of a man who had fallen down a cliff on the Gower.
The All weather lifeboat was redirected while on exercise following reports of a climber who had fallen on Gower Cliffs. Two crew assisted the man and treated him for a broken leg and head injuries. The Inshore lifeboat was launched to assist with moving the casualty to a position where he could be airlifted to Morriston hospital for further treatment. Lifeboat crew member Josh Stewart said ' the casualty was in a very difficult position to be winched and he couldn't be reached by the Coastguard cliff rescue team. We're urging everyone to take care while near the water during the Easter holidays'.
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.