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Record breaking number of calls in July for RNLI

Record breaking number of calls in July for RNLI

Busy month for Burry Port RNLI

JULY has been recorded as the busiest month in the Burry Port RNLI’s history.

A total of 24 calls were received with the previous record in one month being 19. Earlier in the month 23 people including children and two dogs were rescued after being cut off by the tide at Pembrey Old Harbour.

Their busy July has now continued into August with a ‘hectic few hours’ this evening, Thursday (Aug 2).

A spokesperson for RNLI said: “We were paged by Milford Haven UK Coastguard at 1752 hrs, to reports of a 16 year old female, washed off the rocks in the Blue Pool/Burry Holmes area on the Gower.

“The D class inshore lifeboat was immediately launched and was on scene in 20 minutes and quickly located the casualty, who had been picked out of the water by a group of surfers.

“At 2016 hrs, we were re-paged by the UK Coastguard, to launch both boats to assist 5 persons cut-off by the incoming tide in the Llanelli Beach/ Machynys area.

“At 2030 we were on scene, but by 2037 we were stood down , as the casualties had made their way to safety. Both lifeboats returned safely at 2100 hrs.”

Photos by Titch Evans.

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