BURRY Port RLNI were called out yesterday, Sunday (May 13) to assist three people who were cut off by the tide at Llanelli beach.

Press officer Alun Wells said: “At 15:29 this afternoon, we were paged by UK Coastguard for launch to assist 3 persons cut off by the tide with one person reported being in the water off Llanelli Beach.

“The D class ‘Diane Hilary’ was launched, crewed by Gary Morgan, Rhydian and Osian Bowen. During the launch another ‘cut-off’ was reported for 2 persons stranded near Pembrey Old Harbour. The Atlantic Lifeboat ‘Alan & Margaret’ was launched crewed by Nick Jones, Titch Evans and Nathan Gower.

“The D class at Llanelli Beach, where it was reported that all casualties had made it to safety however there had been a large number of public calls to ensure that no-one was left in the water. Rescue Helicopter 187 was tasked to make a sweep of the area along with the D class.

“In the meantime at Pembrey Old Harbour, the two casualties were located and returned to the Boathouse, uninjured but a little wet.

“Llanelli Beach was declared as clear, so all units were stood down, and returned to station.

Two RNLI lifeboats and the Helicopter from Loughor and Burry Port UK Coastguard units were involved in the two incidents.”

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