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Sunny weather brings busy weekend for Mumbles volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

The crew of both lifeboats were launched to assist people in distress on the Gower

RNLI/Andy Miles

Saturday afternoon the All weather lifeboat Roy Barker IV was launched to the aid of a 25ft motor boat with engine failure. The vessel with 4 people on board was towed back to Swansea Marina.
At 9.30 pm the inshore lifeboat was launched to collect 2 people stranded on the middle island. Then Sunday afternoon the All weather lifeboat was launched at 4.10pm to the aid of a 20ft motorboat with 6 people on board. The boat suffered engine problems and was towed back to Swansea Marina.
Lifeboat operations manager Tim Conway said 'The sunny weather means that people will be tempted to go out on the water with their boats. We would urge anyone going to sea to check they have life jackets, a vhf radio to call for help and to have done a thorough safety and maintenance check on their boat. There's lots of help and advice at

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