3rd December 2021

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Sun-seekers keep Burry Port RNLI busy

BAKING heat hit Carmarthenshire today, Wednesday (Jun 24) and the public made the most of it by heading for Carmarthenshire’s beaches.

It has been a busy time for Burry port RNLI with numerous callouts to people stuck on sandbanks.

Burry Port RNLI press officer Alun Wells said that it was great to see so many people enjoying the sun but he had concerns over safety with the lifeguard service for Carmarthenshire’s beaches not in operation.

Mr Wells who has been associated with the RNLI for many years said that it had been a busy period for the station despite it being a period of lockdown.

As people soaked up the sun two boats were launched following a report of a missing child. Fortunately the crews were stood down minutes later with the child having been found.

It made for quite a dramatic scene as the boats left the station and headed out towards the water.

Following the incident we spoke to Mr Wells and asked him how the new station was aiding their work.

He said that the station had made a huge difference as did some of the new equipment.

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