Horton and Port Eynon RNLI launch after a child falls of Rhossili cliffs

Lifeboats News Release

Horton and Port Eynon RNLI were requested to launch by HM Coastguard yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) to reports of a child that had fallen off the cliffs at Rhossili, Gower.

The crew were paged at 3:37pm and the inshore lifeboat quickly launched after reports that a boy that had fallen over the cliffs at Rhossili. The inshore lifeboat with crew members Anthony Payne and David Tonge sped along the coast to the cliffs.

A Coastguard helicopter was also tasked to the incident, along with Rhossili and Oxwich Coastguards.

After arriving on scene the lifeboat was asked to stand by while the child was airlifted by the Air Ambulance to hospital.

The inshore lifeboat then returned to station to be rehoused and refuelled.

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