The volunteer crew of The Mumbles Lifeboat had their 3rd shout In one day today.
The inshore lifeboat had 2 shouts, 1 to a kayaker who found it impossible to get back on his kayak while the second was to 2 fishermen stranded on the middle island off Mumbles head.
The all weather lifeboat Roy Barker IV was launched this afternoon to a fishing boat suffering engine problems.
Lifeboat crewman Andrew Edwards said ‘The warm weather and restrictions from the virus has meant many people are eager to get out on the water. We urge everyone to remain safe. Check tides, weather, remember to float to live. There’s lots of information on staying safe on and near the water at www.RNLI.org.uk
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.