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 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.

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