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 Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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