Mumbles lifeboat rescues swimmer
The volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat were called to the aid of a swimmer just after 10.45 this morning.
Crew member Morwenna Stewart said 'Many people swim from the beach but it can be difficult to swim against the tide. We're very grateful to the person who called for help. It's always better to be safe than sorry and if you're ever concerned about someone then call the Coastguard on 999'.
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.