Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat crew rescue two men from capsized speedboat

Lifeboats News Release

At 4pm on Sunday 12th August information was received from the Coastguard that a small speedboat had capsized in Oxwich Bay.

The Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat was launched and quickly made its way to the Area. The volunteer crew saw part of the bow of the boat sticking out of the water. They also saw one person, who had been in the boat on rocks nearby. He had swum from the boat. He was taken by the lifeboat ashore. Another male who had been in the boat had swum back to the shore.

The RNLI crew then returned to the capsized boat and managed to tow it to shore where it was recovered.

The volunteer crew of the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat were Jon Tarrant (helm), Dave Tonge and Louise Sullivan.

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