The volunteer crew of the Mumbles Lifeboat had their Boxing Day evening interrupted to search for a person in the water tonight.
The boat was launched at 8.05 pm to aid Coastguard teams and police search for the woman who was thought to have entered the water near to the Marriot Hotel.
Following a search of the bay the woman was located on the shore by South Wales Police.
Martin Double, Coxswain of the Mumbles Lifeboat said, ‘We were in the process of conducting a visual and thermal image search when she was located. A massive well done to the volunteer crew who were ready to launch within 10 minutes of their pagers going off. Even at Christmas time they are on call 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.’
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, in a normal year, 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.