Horton and Port Eynon and Mumbles RNLI lifeboats rescue injured man

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday 14 August, Horton & Port Eynon and Mumbles RNLI rescued an injured man from Three Cliff Bay in first rescue for one crew member.


The Horton and Port Eynon crew members who responded to the shout including new volunteer, Bryn Kirk (far left).

Shortly before 3.30 pm on Friday 14 August, a report was received from RNLI lifeguards that a man was injured at Three Cliffs. The Mumbles RNLI lifeboat and the Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat were launched and quickly made their way to Three Cliffs.

After liaising with the lifeguards and the Oxwich and Mumbles Coastguards, it was discovered that the man, who had been playing volleyball on the beach with friends, had badly dislocated his shoulder. After pain relief was administered, he was taken on a stretcher on board the Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat and then transferred to the Mumbles lifeboat which took him ashore from where an ambulance took him to hospital.

The volunteer crew of the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat were Stuart Payne, Anthony Payne, Bryn Kirk and Nick O’Brien. It was the first shout for Bryn Kirk. The crew are shown in the attached photo with Bryn on the left.

An RNLI spokesman said: ‘Despite the current difficulties of Covid-19, our RNLI volunteers continue to be on call all day, every day. They are ready to deploy at the sound of the pager.

The RNLI would like to remind people that if they are in difficulty on or near the coast or spot someone in difficulty to phone 999 and ask for the coastguard.’

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