Mumbles lifeboat launches to Yacht

Lifeboats News Release

Rescue of yachtsman in Storm Freya

David Paine

Yacht being taken to mooring

The volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat launched to assist a yacht in trouble near Mumbles slipway.

The inshore lifeboat was just returning from a regular exercise when they were tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to a yacht in difficulty at the slipway near Southend in Mumbles.

The 24 ft yacht with one person on board was taken in tow to a suitable mooring in the bay and it’s skipper returned to the safety of the shore.

Tim Conway, Lifeboat Operations Manager at the Mumbles said ‘Fortunately the crew were able to get on scene very quickly before any damage was done to the vessel or its skipper got into any serious trouble, with the onset of a storm such as Freya it could have been a very different outcome if it had been later’.

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