Busy Sunday for Burry Port RNLI

Busy Sunday for Burry Port RNLI

IT was a busy day for the crew of the Burry Port RNLI who were called out to two separate incidents on Sunday (June 10).

At 2:59pm they were called for an immediate launch to assist 2 people who were cut off by the tide in the Old Harbour area.

Later that day, they were called out to assist two groups of people who were cut off around the Machynys area.

Alun Wells of Burry Port RNLI said: “The D class lifeboat was launched and crewed by Gary Morgan, John Massocchi and Osian Bowen who were on the scene in 2 minutes.

“The 2 casualties were located and ferried back to safety, one being a non-swimmer.”

We were requested to provide assistance for 2 groups of people cut off at Machynys area, crewed by Gary Morgan, Titch Evans and Jared Phillips who were on scene by 4:18pm.

“3 children had been escorted to safety by members of the public. None had required any medical attention. With both boats on scene, a sweep of the area confirmed there were no other persons in the water. Both boats returned safely at 4:45pm.”

Both incidents were attended by the Burry Port UK Coastguard Team.

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“One of our well signed emergency routes for launching was blocked by an unattended vehicle and with no sign of the owner appearing.

“Dyfed Powys Police were informed and the vehicle was towed away.

“If we had received another call with the tide dropping, we would not have been able to launch our Atlantic lifeboat.

“It is an offence to knowingly obstruct an emergency service.

“The access points are very well signed, so please help us and keep clear”.

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