Mumbles Lifeboat rescues Kayaker
Lifeboats News Release
Man rescued off Mumbles head
This morning just after 9.10 am the volunteer crew of the Mumbles inshore lifeboat were called to assist a kayaker off Mumbles head.
UK Coastguard at Milford Haven reported the Kayaker had fallen off and couldn’t get back on board.
The casualty was returned to shore.
Lifeboat helm David Thomas said ‘Thankfully the gentleman had the good sense to paddle in a group with the correct safety equipment and they were able to call for assistance for him’ .
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