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Mumbles lifeboat volunteers join multi agency search at Caswell Bay

Lifeboats News Release

Beach safety awareness is becoming a concern

Boat on the slip (stock photo)

Nicholas Leach

Mumbles lifeboat station

The crews were called to aid in the search for a swimmer reported missing between Caswell and Brandy Cove.

Both the Inshore lifeboat The Mark Lott and the All Weather lifeboat Roy Barker IV along with lifeguards on a surf rescue board from Caswell and 3 Coastguard teams were called to search.

A thorough search continued along the coast. Eventually the swimmer was found to be safe and well ashore.

Lifeboat coxswain Martin Double said 'We need the public to report concerns like this as they did today. We'd rather be safe than sorry. With the onset of the Summer school break I appeal to everyone going near the water whether on the coast or in land to just Google Respect the water. The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea but there's lots of information on the page including how best battle a rip tide and how it's best to float to survive'.

Key facts about the RNLI

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.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland