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Mumbles lifeboat launched to paddle boarder

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of the Mumbles RNLI lifeboat were called to the aid of a paddle boarder who was in the water off Langland.

The call came just before 9 am when the paddle boarder was spotted by a member of the public who said he appeared to be in distress.
The Mumbles RNLI inshore lifeboat The Mark Lott was launched and on the scene within 10 minutes.
Fortunately the paddle boarder had made it to shore on their arrival in Langland bay.
Lifeboat Operations Manager at The Mumbles said ' we are extremely grateful to the caller. It's vital that if anyone believes there to be a casualty on our coast that they call the coastguard on 999 immediately.

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