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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