Call for Mumbles crew to cliff fall
Coasteering day out leads to 999 call
At 9.55 this morning UK Coastguard at Milford Haven received a call for assistance as a person had a suspected broken ankle near Brandy Cove.
Mumbles volunteer crew boarded the inshore lifeboat The Mark Lott and made best speed to assist Mumbles Coastguard cliff rescue team.
The casualty was taken by stretcher and lifeboat to Caswell Bay following Casualty care from the crew.
Lifeboat helm Josh Stewart said ‘The position made access pretty tricky without going by lifeboat. Hopefully the injury will be not too serious but they were in a lot of pain’.
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.