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Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat respond to report of upturned car on Oxwich Beach

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI crew are on call 24/7, 365 days a year.

On Thursday 29 December, 2016 at 6.20pm the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat was launched after information was received from the Coastguard that there was an upturned vehicle on the beach at Oxwich. The whereabouts of the occupants of the car were not known.

The volunteer crew quickly made their way to Oxwich Bay where they learned that the occupants had now all been located. The RNLI lifeboat then returned to the lifeboat station. The volunteer crew were Stuart Payne, Jeremy Littlejohns and Tom Grove.

Steve Sullivan the Deputy Launching Authority for the Horton and Port Eynon Station said: ‘We are on call throughout the year, day and night even over bank Holidays. As always the crew responded immediately to their pagers calling them to the Lifeboat Station this enabled the RNLI lifeboat to be launched quickly.’

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For more information contact Brin Hurford, Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Press Officer on or 07968 269 550. Alternatively contact Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer on or phone 01745 585162 / 07748 265496.

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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.

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