Mumbles Lifeboat crew called to aid with search
Helicopter Police and Coastguard join Lifeboat to return man to shore
The volunteer crew of the Mumbles Lifeboat were called to the aid of a man in Swansea Bay this morning.
Both lifeboats were launched to a man seen entering the water near the observatory at around 9.50.
The man and 2 officers from South Wales Police were located by the inshore Lifeboat crew and returned to the safety of the beach to be left with HM Coastguard.
Both boats were back on station within 45 minutes.
Tim Conway the Lifeboat operations Manager at the Mumbles said ‘ Our volunteer crew are always on call and ready to man the boats at any time including over the holidays. Without their commitment the charity simply could not exist’.
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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland