Mumbles Lifeboat aids fallen climber

Lifeboats News Release

The crew of both Mumbles lifeboats were called to the aid of a man who had fallen down a cliff on the Gower.

Mumbles lifeboat crew await helicopter lift after climber falls on Gower

RNLI/James Bolter

Crew aid climber

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'.

Rescue of climber at Pennard

RNLI/D Thomas

Coastguard Helicopter
Mumbles Inshore lifeboat aids climber

RNLI/D Thomas

Mumbles inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Andy Miles

Lifeboat and Helicopter

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