RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

08/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2019 00:21

Mumbles Lifeboat responds to car in the sea

The volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboat were called to assist with a vehicle which had left the road and entered the water at Limeslade Bay. Just before 6 am the alarm was raised following a call to UK Coastguard at Milford Haven. Both lifeboats launched and were on the scene within 15 minutes. The driver managed to escape and swim to shore. With no further casualties to search for both boats returned to station and were ready for service . The driver was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Mumbles Lifeboat Second Coxswain Richie Webborn said 'There wasn't much to identify the location other than a small amount of debris which lead a trail to the bottom of the cliff just below Fortes Icecream parlour'.

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