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Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat crew rescue stranded couple

Lifeboats News Release

Shortly before 5pm on Sunday (17 September) Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat was launched after information was received that two people were stranded in Oxwich by the incoming tide.

The lifeboat quickly made its way to Oxwich and the volunteer crew saw that two adults, a man and a woman, were stranded by the tide at the East side of Oxwich Bay. The lifeboat took the couple to safety on Oxwich beach.

The volunteer crew of the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat were Stuart Payne, Louise Sullivan and Will Carey.

Lawrie Grove ,Lifeboat Operations Manager at Horton and Port Eynon RNLI, said: ‘When walking at or near the coast, the RNLI would advise people that in addition to checking the weather conditions, to also check the tide times and to make sure that they plan walks to ensure that they are not cut off by the incoming tide. People should also make sure they carry a suitable means of communication to call for help should they need to and should always tell someone where they are going and when they should be expected to return.’

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For more information please contact Brin Hurford, Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07968 269550 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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