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Mumbles lifeboats get two calls in 24 hours

STORMY weather led to a search for missing paddle boarders over there weekend.

Just after midnight on Saturday (Dec 7) the inshore lifeboat was called to assist with a fishing boat which had broken its mooring at Mumbles and was in danger of drifting into the shipping channel. The vessel was taken in tow and moored safely on the slipway at Knab Rock.

At 2.50pm UK Coastguard at Milford Haven received a call to report that two paddle-boarders in Swansea Bay had vanished from sight during a heavy squall. Both The Mumbles lifeboats were launched to assist Coastguard rescue teams from Mumbles in a shoreline search near Swansea’s West Pier.

The boarders were found safe and well on the beach having made their way to shore.

Second Coxswain Richie Webborn said ‘We’re immensely grateful to the person that called to inform of the dangerous situation the paddle boarders were in. If anyone sees someone in the water they suspect to be in trouble then please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Photo Credit: RNLI/Andy Miles

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