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 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.