Burry Port RNLI rescue 23 people at Pembrey Old Harbour

BURRY Port RNLI have rescued 23 people who were cut-off by the tide at Pembrey Old Harbour this evening, Saturday (June 30).

A spokesperon for Burry Port RNLI said: "We were called to assist people cut-off at Pembrey Old Harbour, with a rapidly incoming tide.

"The D Class ILB was launched, led by Darren Sheppard, with Tracy Phipps and Titch Evans as crew.

"23 people and 2 dogs were ferried to safety, all being safe and well."

Burry Port RNLI help find missing 13-year-old

ON Friday night (June 15), Burry Port RNLI's training session was interrupted with a request to search for a missing 13 year old, who was last seen at the Llanmadoc Camp Site, North Gower.

Both boats were despatched from their training schedule at 8:20pm and tasked to search the shoreline around Broughton.

Boats were crewed by Paul Mitchell, Jared Phillips, Doug Humphreys and Josh Morris on the D class ILB and Gary Morgan, Catrin Burt and John Massocchi on the Atlantic 75.


RLNI called out to incidents at Llanelli beach and Pembrey Old Harbour

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...

Burry Port RLNI called out to assist stranded cyclist

BURRY Port RNLI were called out on Sunday (April 29) at 5:23pm to assist a cyclist who was cut off by the incoming tide in the Saltmarsh area, West of Pembrey Old Harbour.

Alun Wells, the DLA & Press Officer for Burry Port RNLI said: "The 'D' class inshore lifeboat 'Diane Hilary' was launched within 5 minutes. It was crewed by Paul Mitchell, Nathan Gower and Jared Phillips and arrived on scene by 5:35pm. They quickly located the casualty and bicycle and safely returned back in the...

Toxic algae warning at North Dock

THE public have been warned of potential risks to health following the discovery of 'toxic algae' at the North Dock in Llanelli.

A notice posted on the website of the Pembrey Country Park state:

The water in North Dock, Llanelli has been contaminated by toxic algae which are potentially harmful to health.

These algae may cause illness in both humans and animals.

You are advised:

• Not to swim in the water
• Not to swallow the water
• To avoid contact with the...

Stena Line employees take on 3 Loch Challenge in aid of Mercy Ships

TWENTY-TWO Stena Line employees from Wales are planning to take on a mammoth challenge this week starting on the 7th April, by walking 34 miles around three lochs in Scotland - Loch Lomond, The Gareloch and Loch Long. The challenge will be attempted in just 24 hours - with all proceeds raised going to Stena Line’s Mercy Ships charity.

The 3 Loch Challenge is set to be a tough one as it is advised that experienced hikers take two to three days to complete the walk...

Whacky Walrus Dippers wade into Pembrey’s winter waters

THE annual Walrus Dip took place at Pembrey Country Park today, Tuesday (Dec 26) Approximately 300 to 500 hundred hardy souls threw caution to the bitter December wind and against the advice of any GP if you can find one in Llanelli they ran in the direction of the briny kitted out in a range of costumes echoing contemporary life in politics, TV, film and fantasy. There were more than a fair share of Christmas inspired outfits. It was an unusually sunny day for Boxing...

Pic of the Week for November 22

Pic of the week for November 22nd, taken by John Lewis (www.12inchlens.com).

Even moving from Autumn to Winter, Swiss Valley Reservoir never fails to impress.

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