Paddle boarder sparks call for Mumbles lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Smashed board leaves surfer in trouble

RNLI/James Rice

Surfer towing broken board to shore
The volunteer crew of the Mumbles Lifeboat were called to the aid of a stranded paddle boarder at Caswell Bay earlier today.
Within 10 minutes the Lifeboat was on the scene and luckily The boarder was taken back to the beach by a fellow surfer.
The crew escorted them back to shore. While they were proceeding to the paddle boarder the Coastguard at Milford received another call to a dark object floating close to the shore. Upon further investigation the object was found to be a discarded Christmas Tree.
Andrew Edwards a volunteer crew member said ‘We’re always grateful to any member of the public who report anything they think maybe someone in danger in the Water.’

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