Mumbles Volunteers call to motorboat
‘Even in perfect conditions we ask everyone to be careful near the water’.
The volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat were called to the aid of a 25ft motorboat with 2 people on board. The vessel had suffered engine failure just off Mumbles Head. The boat was taken in tow and returned to the safety of Swansea River just after 3.30pm.
Lifeboat Operations Manager Tim Conway said ‘Many vessels can find themselves in difficulty when the weather is perfect just like today. We advise anyone taking to the water this summer to have a means of calling for help, preferably a handheld VHF marine radio plus a lifejacket. There’s lots of safety information at RNLI.org.uk’
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.