Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat respond to report of a male cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew responded to the call on Monday afternoon along with the Coastguard rescue team

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Horton and Port Eynon d-class lifeboat D-688 (Archive)

On Monday 20 April at 3pm Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat volunteer crew members were deployed by the Milford Coastguard station, along with Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team to assist with a report of a male cut off by the tide on Port Eynon Point.

The volunteer crew were Louise Sullivan, Jon Tarrant, and Anthony Payne.

The male was found by the Rhossilli Coastguard Rescue Team and they escorted him to safety. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Lawrie Grove Lifeboat Operation Manager for the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat, said:

‘We ask everyone to carefully consider the need to go to the beach, the coast or onto the water at this time. Please follow the government guidelines in relation to essential travel.Even in these difficult and unprecedented times our RNLI volunteers are still on duty 24/7 and ready to deploy at the sound of the pager.’

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