ON Saturday (Jul 28), the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat was scrambled as a mother and her daughter in an inflatable canoe were being swept out to sea by an offshore wind in Port Eynon Bay.
An RNLI lifeguard on a rescue board had paddled out to the canoe and alerted the lifeboat by radio. The lifeguard remained with the mother and daughter until the lifeboat arrived. The mother and daughter were taken back to shore in the lifeboat.
The volunteer crew of the lifeboat were Rachel Hurford (helm), Jon Tarrant and Jordan Francis.
A spokesman for Horton and Port Eynon RNLI said ‘We would advise people to be extremely careful when using inflatable canoes and to consider the weather, wind and tides. We would also advise people when going out on the water to have a means of communicating with the shore in case of an emergency, ideally a radio.’