Mumbles lifeboat launched to shouts
Reports of people shouting for help reported at 9pm Friday night
The inshore lifeboat was launched to investigate the outer island. After searching the area nobody was found. The boat returned to station and the event thought to be a mis-reporting with good intent.
Crew member Gareth Davies said 'We would rather be called to aid someone and find nothing than to be making an investigation before it gets dark which is when searching becomes more difficult.'
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 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.