Mumbles Coastguard rescues 5 people and a dog

An off duty coastguard worker was enjoying time with her family on a beach in Gower when she spotted a boat in trouble. The boat had lost its engine and crashed into the rocks.

A statement from Mumbles Coastguard said: “Tasked to a vessel sinking with five persons on board and a large dog. Engine was unresponsive at best and practically zero safety equipment and totally overloaded. So lucky this happened at the base of a cliff to allow a short time in the water and a scramble to safety. The vessel sank within seconds of hitting the rocks. Some non swimmers on board clearly badly shaken by the ordeal.

“They had no means of raising the alarm, lifeboat crew member called it in whilst sitting on the beach with her family. We were on scene in minutes with the lifeboat. The engine fell off, and the boat broke in two. Lucky, lucky people.”

This incident happened on 17th June, 18:40 (approx)

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