Mumbles Volunteer crew get diverted from the School run
Call to aid yacht aground in strong onshore wind
Just before 8.30am they were called to the aid of a yacht which had broken free from it's mooring and was washed up against the sea wall at Southend slipway.
The crew had to launch from a secondary launch site due to the extremely high tide and strong onshore wind. Within minutes the boat was taken in tow and secured at the slipway at Knab Rock.
Lifeboat Operations manager Tim Conway said ' The time of day made this a difficult time to get available crew. Many were on their way to their workday but fortunately we had more than enough to man the station and boat. The RNLI depends entirely on the volunteer crew to make the time to man the boat, Something we're always grateful for.
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, in a normal year, 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.