Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat rescue two people stranded on Worms Head
On Wednesday 20 April 2016 at 3.15pm information was received that two people were cut off on Worms Head by the incoming tide.
Lawrie Grove, the Lifeboat Operations Manager of Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Station said: ‘Worms Head is one of the most well known Gower Landmarks. Many people, particularly visitors, are tempted to cross the causeway from Rhossili to Worms Head. However the causeway is only open for a window of about 2 ½ hours before and after low tide. If anyone is going to cross the causeway then they should first check the tide times and ensure that they can complete the crossing within the times that it is open. If cut off on Worms Head then I would advise anyone against attempting to wade ashore.’
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For more information contact Brin Hurford, Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Press Officer on 07968 269 550, 01792 390391 or 01792 361142, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Public Relations Manager, on 07786 668829.
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