Mumbles Lifeboat's Bank Holiday calls
Warm weather means constant alert for village lifeboat crew
The volunteers of the Mumbles lifeboat crew have had a busy bank holiday weekend.
The warm weather meant more calls for what looks like being another record breaking year for the station. Starting on Friday with the call to a 42 ft yacht with engine trouble, Saturday evening to tow a broken down fishing boat in Swansea bay then Sunday a call to tow a Jet Ski to Knab rock and another broken down fishing boat just an hour later.
Lifeboat operations manager Tim Conway said ' The beautiful weather has meant an immense increase in on the water activity. We must emphasise the importance of being prepared to ensure however the public get in the water that they have the right safety equipment including life jacket and a means of calling for help. The very least everyone should do is carry a mobile phone and let someone know what time you're expected to return. There's lots of safety information at RNLI. ORG.UK'.
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 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.