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Two weekend shouts for Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat

Lifeguards News Release

It was a busy weekend for Horton and Port Eynon RNLI with two call outs on Saturday and Sunday.

First was a call-out at 10.30am on Saturday (8 July) to a cabin cruiser with engine failure off Oxwich Point. The crew of the D class lifeboat Stuart Payne and Anthony Payne launched and soon located the cruiser. It was decided to give the engine one last try, which resulted in it starting and the lifeboat and its volunteer crew then escorted the cruiser towards Swansea. Later on The Mumbles RNLI took over the escort and all arrived home safe and well.

Then on Sunday (9 July) at 12.15pm a report was received of two kayaks one mile off Oxwich Point that may of been in trouble.

The lifeboat launched with crew Louis Sullivan, Anthony Payne and Jeremy Littlejohns.

The kayaks were soon spotted and upon arrival it became clear that they were fishing happily and in no danger. The lifeboat then returned to the station. A case of a false alarm call with good intent.

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For more information please contact Richard Davies, Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01269 594324 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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