Callouts Archive

4th May

Report of the red flares just off Whitford Lighthouse. Loughor lifeboat was launched to search the area, the vessel was located and told back into Bury Port harbour three persons on board was safe and well

 

6th June

Coast Guard reported a small board broken down just off Penclawdd Pill. Loughor Lifeboat was launched to their assistance they then took-tow of the boat and returned them to the mooring at Penclawdd two persons on board found safe and well.

 

10th June

Coast Guard reported three persons in the water up to the waste shouted for help on Llanelli beach. Lifeboat was launched to the assistance the lifeboat picked up three persons and landed them on Llanelli  beach safe and well

 

1st August

Reports of a red flare which had been seen by Llangennech, the boat was requested to launch to investigate. After a lengthy search of the area nothing was found the lifeboat returning to the station

 

15th August

Reports of swimmers in difficulty of the jumping off the Loughor bridge the Lifeboat was requested to launch immediately, when the lifeboat arrived on the scene it was found that all the swimmers were safely ashore and the lifeboat was returned to the Station

 

3rd September

Coast Guard requested the lifeboat to launch to investigate a small vessel which are broken down in the Llanelli beach area. The casualty boat  was located and towed  in to Llanelli harbour  three persons on-board  were safe and well

 

5th September

Reports of the small sailing dinghy which had capsized off Loughor bridge with two persons in the water who were drifting away from the boat immediate launch was requested by the Coast Guard. The lifeboat was launched and when on scene they pulled two persons out of the water they were taken to shore and transferred to hospital

 

18th October

Reports made of the red flare cited of Llanelli Beach lifeboat was launched to investigate after a search of the area nothing was found and the lifeboat returned to the station

 

10th November

Coast Guard requested the launch of the life boat to research for a small vessel that had broken down at Llangennech .

1970

2nd January
A member of the public report to the small dinghy drifting clear that like a bridge and in danger, the lifeboat was launched and on arrival the Dinghy had managed to row ashore unassisted no further action was taken the lifeboat returned to station

12th March
Three persons cut off by the tide at Llanelli beach. The lifeboat was launched and rescued three boys cut off by the flooding tide. They picked up and dropped off at Llanelli beach and the lifeboat returned to station

20th April
The Coast Guard had a report of an overdue vessel which was supposed to be back at Loughor. The lifeboat was launched and the search for the casualty vessel was made later it was found safe at Penclawdd as the owner decided to change his destination and not informed anybody.

1st June
Loughor boating club had reported three sailing vessels had gone aground on the broad oak tip due to strong winds. The lifeboat was launched to all three boats to tow them in individually all three boats recovered and all persons were uninjured

15th June
The Coast Guard had to report of a capsize of a sailing dinghy by the Loughor bridge and requested immediate launch of the lifeboat. On the Arrival of the lifeboat the dinghy had self righted and Got ashore unaided the lifeboat then returned to the station

18th June
Coarsegold requested that the lifeboat launched immediately to investigate two persons cut off but the tide at Machynys point. After a long and extensive search of the area no persons were found the lifeboat then returned to the station

15th October
The lifeboat was called by the Coast Guard to need it launch to 4 persons cut off for the tides at Penclawdd. On arrival or four persons were found in the water they were taken on board the lifeboat and transferred to hospital, on arrival back at the lifeboat slipway all four persons recovered from the ordeal

4th November
Police had reported that a person Had entered the water at the Loughor foundry after they chased him for burglary after a long search of the area nothing was found and the search was called off

1971

5th January
Coast Guard requested the launch of the lifeboat to search for a missing boy between Penclawdd and Loughor. Later the search was called off when the boy turned up at home safe and well the boat returned to station

18th March
The coastguards had reported sightings of a red flare off Penclawdd and requested the lifeboat to search the area. Loughor Lifeboat was launched, following a lengthy search nothing was found and the lifeboat was returned to the station

29th May
The Coast Guard had reported to fisherman cut off but the tide at Machynys point Llanelli. After a short search the two persons were found thar were cut off as they had managed to get assure themselves once they were checked and they were okay the boat returned to the station

1st June
Report came to Coast Guard of a Sailing dinghy capsized and drifting down towards the railway bridge.The lifeboat launched immediately and the Dinghy was located and towed back to the slipway for recovery with one person on board.

10th June
The Coast Guard had a report of a boat being blown onto the rocks at Broughton bay on the Gower. The casualty vessel was located and the line attached to the boat and towed out to safety, the two persons on board were unharmed and Safe to carry on their journey

15th June
Please had re quested the assistance of the lifeboat to search for the missing child between Pontarddulais and Llangennech. After a long extensive search the police told the lifeboat to return to station and later the boy was found at a friends house and was unaware of what was going on

22nd June
The lifeboat was called to attend a vessel with engine Failure off Llanelli beach the boat was taken in tow and returned back to Llanelli beach

27th June
A sailing dinghy had capsized in the river and got into difficulties when lifeboat was launched one person was pulled out of the water and the board was then taken back by tow to Loughor Boating Club

6th July
A father and son had been reported missing one start fishing in the river west of the railway bridge unfortunately both father and son drowned the father’s body was recovered That tide and the search for the son was stood down
8th July
Alerted by Coast Guard to body on river. The Crew sadly recovered the body of the child from the last service call.

11th July
Reports of water skiers in difficulty on the river. Delayed but was launched and the two persons were taken to slipway safe and well

1972

 

14th February

Report of four boys cut off to the tide on Llanelli beach. All four persons were rescued from the water and were transferred to the Llanelli  hospital

 

7th May

Four canoeists reported in difficulty off Worms head. On arrival all persons were safe – false alarm with  good intent

 

8th July

Report of the boat which was overdue at Llanelli. Lifeboat was launched to search for the vessel the boat was found near Llanelli  beach and was escorted to shore

 

23rd July

Lifeboat was asked to assist a boat with engine difficulty outside the bridges. The boat was taken under tow and first aid was rendered to a person on board who had broken two toes

 

25th July

Report of three persons in the boot of Whitford point in difficulty. The boat was located and the three persons onboard were transferred to hospital .

 

29th July

Woman cut off by tide at Loughor railway bridge. Person was picked up by the Lifeboat and transferred to hospital

 

1st August

Reports came in of multiple persons in difficulty at Bury Port. On arrival the Lifeboat picked up three adults and six children off the sand bank

 

4th August

Reports of vessel in trouble off Penclawdd. Area searched and nothing found

 

25th August

Lifeboat was launched to report of persons cut off but the tide at salt-house point Penclawdd

Two persons were rescued and they were taken aboard and returned to Penclawdd

 

21st  September

Report of a fishing boat overdue at Llanelli docKs

After a search of the area at the boat and the persons on board all found safe and well at Whitford point

 

23rd September

A search for two persons in two separate boats which was overdue at Llanelli docks.

The two persons onto boats were found safe and well at Llanelli beach

 

15th October

Sailing dinghy  in trouble after capsizing at broad oak tips.

The person was pulled out of the  water and the boat was taken back to the Loughor boating club

 

23rd October

Report of two men drifting in boat following repairs to the railway bridge.

Persons were rescued and take me back to the boating club

1973

 

15th April

Persons cut off but the tide at Llanelli  beach

The person was saved by the lifeboat and transferred immediately by ambulance to hospital

 

22nd April

Report of the vessel firing red flares at Llanmadoc.

Thought was located and was in great difficulty so It was decided to tow the boat into Bury Port

 

3rd June

Coast Guard called lifeboat out to persons cut off by the tide at Whitford point by the lighthouse.

Two persons were located and transferred back to Whitford  beach safely.

 

1st July

Reports of persons cut off by tide at Llanelli  beach

Two children were rescued and taken back to parents on Llanelli beach

 

4th July

The Coast Guard reported a boat overdue  at Loughor  from Pontarddulais

The boat was found up river and towed  back to Loughor boating club

 

14th July

Report of the boat overdue at Loughor

The boat found safe at Penclawdd and was escorted back to Loughor due to some difficulties .

 

27th July

Lifeboat called out to a boat with engine Failure  west of the railway bridge

Boat was taken in tow back to Loughor boating club

 

20th August

Report of two persons missing in the water of Bury Port

On arrival sadly a father and son had drowned the bodies recovered and landed at Bury Port to a waiting ambulance

1974

 

15th April

Lifeboat was launched to assist a  sailing boat aground on the banks of Loughor

Boat was taken in tow back to Loughor boating club

 

23rd April

Reports of persons cut off by tide at Loughor

Three persons saved they were taken on board and returned back to slipway at Loughor

 

2nd June

Reports fishermen Cut off but the tide at Salt-house point

One person was rescued and taken back to Penclawdd

 

5th July

Coast Guard called lifeboat out to sailing  dingy which was in difficulty under the road bridge

Dinghy and one person recovered from the water he was taken back to the slipway safe and well

1975

 

23rd April

Report of red flares off  Salt-house point

Searched  the area without finding anything lifeboat was returned back to the station

 

11th May

Reports of multiple capsized  Dinghy’s  off Loughor

Assistance was given to all for boats to right  the boats but no assistance was needed to get them back to Loughor  lifeboat then returned  back to station

 

13th June

Sailing dinghy was over due back at Loughor

The boat was found in marshland and taken back to Loughor

 

22nd June

Report of powerboat and driver in difficulties at Loughor

Person recovered from the water with chest injuries and transferred to hospital

 

28th June

Request to search Llangennech for missing boy

Nothing found boat returned to station

 

6th July

Report of missing person in Penclawdd area

After a very long search a body was found and handed over to the coroner

 

12th July

Reports of an object in the water under the bridges

One body was recovered and handed over to the local undertaker

 

28th August

Reports of red flares  off  salt-house-point

Area was searched nothing found

 

8th September

Person was sighted  in the Estuary cut off by the tide at Penclawdd

Area searched nothing found

 

8th September

Second call out today person stranded on sand bank outside Loughor  railway bridge

One person rescued and returned to Loughor slipway

 

2nd November

Called out to a boat  in difficulty in Llanelli  area

Bought was found with engine trouble and then towed  in to Llanelli beach

1976

 

14th March

Report of speedboat drifting in Loughor

Boat was located and told back to slipway

 

24th April

Called out to 2 persons cut off to the Tide on Penclawdd  Marsh

Area was searched nothing found

 

12th May

Reports  to  two sailing dinghies capsized at Loughor

Two persons rescued and transferred to hospital

 

13th May

Small dinghy  in trouble up river towards  Pontarddulais

On arrival five persons were rescued from the water and transferred to hospital

 

16th May

Converted lifeboat hit the road bridge  capsizing and then breaking up

Boat launched to assist nine persons picked up out of the water and transferred to hospital

 

10th August

Reports of four persons cut off to the tide at LLlanelli

All persons managed  to self rescue themselves  from the water And get to  the shore before the lifeboat arrived

 

14th August

Report of two men stranded on sandbanks at Pwll

Persons manage to self rescue boat was recalled back to the station

 

8th October

The report of small sailing boat drifting towards pylon  cables on the estuary

Boat taken in tow  and returned back to slipway

1977

 

16th April

Boat launched  to investigate a report of 18 horses stranded on sandbanks at Penclawdd

18 horses swam back to shore with a bit of assistance when they got ashore they were all unharmed and the lifeboat  returned to station

 

8th -9th  June

Queens silver Jubilee demonstration by the rescue team in London performed in the presence of HRH the Princess Royal Princess Anne. The Crew were personally introduced to the Princess and invited to a private reception with her after the demonstration

 

4th July

Call out to a report of persons trapped by the incoming tide at Machynys

Two adults and four children were rescued from the water and landed safely to Shore

 

5th July

Reports of children cut-off for the tide at Penclawdd

False alarm with  good intent the call was cancelled before the lifeboat was launched

 

10th July

Report of children cut off by the tide at Llanelli

Two children were rescued off the sandbanks and returned safely to the shore

 

24th July

Reports of a motor cruiser in difficulty at Penclawdd

Cruiser was located  and taken in tow into Penclawdd

 

30th July

Coast guard requested launch to capsized  dinghy at Loughor

Dinghy was located and given assistance  to carry out repairs no injury to person on board

 

4th September

Report of yacht  stranded on sandbanks at Machynys Llanelli

Yacht located and three persons taken off and landed safely too Shore

 

13th November

The lifeboat was called out to investigate a report of a red flares fired  at Penclawdd  and salt house point

1978

 

1st May

Called out to a boat that was drifting towards the road to bridge.

The  boat was taken in tow and landed Safely at Llanelli

 

23rd May

Report of sailing dinghies capsized under the road bridge

Two persons were rescued and taken ashore  where they were transferred to hospital

 

23rd May

Second callout

Report of a small boat in difficulty just off Salt-house point Penclawdd

The boat was then taken into a wall and returned back to Penclawdd

 

29th May

Record skimming of the vessel dawn trader in trouble at Whitford point

The  boat was found and taken in tow back to Loughor

 

2nd June

Reports of red flares sighted off the road  bridge.

The area was searched thoroughly but nothing was found

 

3rd June

Reports of children cut off but the tide at Llanelli beach.

Five  children were pulled on board and landed safely to parents at Llanelli

 

6th August

Lifeboat called out because God to a boat in difficulty off Llanelli beach

On arrival the boat had beached itself on sandbank,  the lifeboat then returned to station

 

21st August

Lifeboat was called out to a motorboat stuck under the railway bridge being crushed by the incoming tide.

The boat had lashed  itself to the bridge or persons on board were rescued And taken ashore  the boat was examined at low water and found to be smashed to pieces

 

24th September

Reporter person trapped for the tide was fishing on the wall above the tips

Person was on taken onboard and returned to shore At Loughor

 

29th October

Life boat was called out to a missing  boat just off salt-house point

The  boat was then located safe and well between 10 clothes and Whitford point-and was taken under tow back to Loughor.

 

 

12th November

Reports of four sailing dinghies  capsized off Loughor

All four boats were given assistance and  there were no casualties and all were escorted to slipway

1979

 

18th May

Called out to investigate a red flare sighted  off Salt-house point.

The area was searched extensively but nothing was found boat returned to station

 

26th June

A train driver reported to the Coast Guard he had seen a body floating in the water at the railway bridge.

The boat was launched and  the body of one person was recovered from the water and taken to shore

 

11th August

Reports of a small boat on fire at Penclawdd.

The boat arrived on scene of the  fire on boat the lifeboat assisted in extinguishing the fire and the boat was towed back to Penclawdd

 

12th August

Reports of a small boat Drifting seawards through the road bridge.

On arrival the boat had suffered engine Failure it was taken in tow back to the loughor slipway

 

17th November

Reports of a work boat belonging to the man repairing the rail bridge Had  broken down and started drifting.

The engine had lost its propeller the boat was then taken undertow and landed safely at Loughor

 

27th November

Life boat was called out after reports of persons cut off but the tide at Penclawdd

Two persons were rescued from the water at Penclawdd and transferred to hospital

1980

 

23rd January

Reports of work boat  belonging to the workmen on the rail bridge Drifting out to sea.

Boat was located and landed back at Loughor slipway

 

25th January

Work Boat broke down again and  was drifting up river

The  work boat was located and taken back under tow to the slipWay at Loughor

 

28th March

Reports from the local police that a person was attempting suicide by jumping off the bridge.

Lifeboat  was launched on  standby but the person was persuaded to climb back over the railings  back to safety

 

31st May

Report of a person clinging on to the parapet of the road bridge.

The  person was rescued from the  water and given first-aid then transferred to hospital

 

3rd June

Reports of a boat stranded on the sandbank a Penclawdd

The boat was located and taken under tow back to the station

 

7th July

A search was asked to be carried out for a missing fisherman off Loughor

Bridge , he was using fishing nets in the pool just outside the railway bridge

The lifeboat was launched and a search was carried out but nothing was found

 

8th July

Lifeboat crew were called in relation to the fishermen the night before

The  boat was launched carry out a further search and the body of one person was recovered by the crew

 

26th August

A 16-year-old boy was reported missing whilst fishing off Landimore

The boy  was located by the lifeboat and transferred to the helicopter for hospital treatment

 

26th August

Second call out

Three boys were reported missing in Marshland up Loughor estuary

All three boys are located and rescued and taken back to  lifeboat station

 

28th August

Report of a boat capsized at Llangennech

The boat was located and it was righted two persons rescued from the water and the boat was towed back to Loughor slip away

27th September

Report of a boat which is broken down and hit the road bridge on the incoming Tide

The boat was located and taken under  tow  back to lifeboat slip away

 

1st November

Report of red  flare on the east side of Burryport power station

Area searched nothing found

 

27th November

Report of red flare on Llanelli beach

Earlier was searched and nothing was found

1981

 

26th January

Report of red flares by the railway bridge.

A boat was located and was towed to safety

 

29th January

Report of a red flare at Machynys point and Pwll

Area searched and nothing found

 

31st March

Report of female body at Llangennech

One body recovered and taken to lifeboat station

 

18th April

Report of capsized dinghy opposite the boat club

Assistance was given and two persons rescued and boat  taken under tow to the slipway

 

4th May

Reports of two sailing dinghies in difficulty opposite the boating club

Assistance was given to the two boats

 

15th May

Sailing Dinghy had lost Mast and was drifting under the bridge

Assistance was given and the boat was taken under tow

 

4th July

Report of a boat sinking on moorings at Loughor boating club two persons on board

Two persons were rescued by being taken off the boat and the boat was bailed out

 

5th July

Multiple sailing vessels in difficulty at Loughor

Three sailing dinghies towed to shore  all persons Safe

 

12th July

Fishing boat reported with engine trouble at Penclawdd

Fishing boat was located and towed back into Loughor

 

1st August

Fishing boat reported with gearbox trouble

The fishing boat was towed  back into Penclawdd

 

16th August

A boat had broken down and fired a red flare

The boat was located and towed to Loughor boating club

 

 

9th October

Report of two boats sinking in severe weather

The two boats were located and recovered and  towed back into Loughor

 

6th December

Report  of fishermen cut off but the tide at Crofty point

Fisherman was located and rescued he was then taken on board back to land

1982

10th February
Assisted police in search of an area for missing female at Llangennech
A thorough search was carried out with no results

15th February
Lifeboat launched to assist police recover the body of one male person
The body was recovered and handed over to the police

2nd May
A report from the Coast Guard that a sailing dinghy had capsized at Loughor
One person was recovered with head injuries and taken to hospital

17th May
Called out by the police to investigate a car in the estuary at broad oak tip
Vehicle was located and a search carried out nothing found

28th May
Reports of a Boat aground at Broughton bay in rough water
Boat was located and three persons on board all rescued and taken to safety

6th June
Fishing boat overdue at Loughor from Bury Port
Boat located and escorted back to Loughor

11th July
Called out to two persons cut off by the tide at Llanelli
Persons located fishing happily no further action needed

16th August
Fishing boat reported to have engine problems and drifting and in danger of running aground
Boat located and taken under tow to Loughor

4th September
Coast Guards reported two persons cut off by the tide at Llanelli
Beach
Two persons taken onboard safely and put a sore safely

9th November
Coast Guard reported a red flare sighed at Penclawdd
Lifeboat put on standby but not launched

1983

30th January
Loughor boating club reported the fishing boat Vega as sinking
Lifeboat launched immediately and make good damaged area of the boat the boat was saved

13th February
Report of two persons stranded of North dock Llanelli
Boat launched false alarm with good intent

27th April
Report of a boat firing red flares at penclawdd
Lifeboat was launched and located a power boat with engine trouble boat towed back to Loughor

13th August
vessel in difficulty off Whitford lighthouse
Lifeboat was launched and took the casualty vessel back to Loughor
Under tow

3rd November
Report of two persons cut off at Worms head
Lifeboat was launched two persons rescued and landed back to safety

1984

8th January
Report of three fishing boats overdue
Boats located safely and escorted into Bury port

15th January
Report of a boat calling Mayday in the Estuary
Lifeboat launched and carried out search of the area with no results lifeboat then returned to station

19th October
Coast Guards called the lifeboat to two persons up to the wasting water off Penclawdd
Two men were located and rescued picked up and transferred to hospital

11th November
A report from the Coast Guard that are boat had broken down off Whitford point
Boat was located and towed into Llanelli

18th November
Small fishing boat broken down off Llanrhidian
Boat was taken under tow back to Loughor

31st November
Coast Guard reported two persons cut off by the tide on the sewage outlet at Llanelli
Lifeboat was launched to investigate but nothing found false alarm

1985

3rd February
Report of the person shouting for help at Pwll person trapped by tide
After a very long search he was located however when he was found he was taken onboard but snatched his hands away from the crew he turned over in the water and then sank in the flowing tide, his body was located at 07:35 hours the following morning

31st March
Report of a fishermen seen on the sandbank at Broad Oak tip
A search was carried out with nothing found

21st April
Report of overdue boat at Penclawdd
Lifeboat launched and found the casualty safe and well and escorted them back to Penclawdd mooring

26th April
Report of person cut off by the tide at Machynys
Person located and rescued from the water and taken back safe

4th May
Called out by the Coast Guard to a boat jammed under the railway bridge by the incoming tide
The lifeboat launched and all persons were taken off and landed safely to shore unable to save the casualty boat as it broke up and sank

14th September
Sailing boat capsized at Loughor one person in the water
Person was rescued from the water and landed safely at the slipway

6th October
A request from the police and fire service for the assistance of the boat to rescue stranded sheep
The lifeboat launched and Crew rescued over 30 sheep

9th November
Report of two fisherman cut-off for the tide at Penclawdd
Two persons were located and rescued and put ashore safely

31st December
Called to a drifting boat outside the bridges at Loughor
Located the boat and towed it back to its moorings at Loughor

1986

31st March
Called out to aid a sailing boat under the bridge
Lifeboat was launched and towed the sailing boat to slipway for recovery

25th April
Request from the police to assist in the search for a missing female
The person that was located safe and well and the boat was stood down

3rd May
Lifeboat was diverted from a training exercise to attend a boat with engine Failure at Pwll
The boat was located and taken in tow to Bury Port

24th May
Call out to one person cut-off by the tide at Penclawdd
The lifeboat launched and after the extensive search nobody was found

8th June
Called to a vessel broken down at Machynys point
Lifeboat located the vessel and took it in tow to Llanelli dock

20th August
Called to report of a light aircraft which had ditched in the Estuary
Lifeboat was launched and the search the Estuary was undertaken but nothing was found

1987

 

26th April

Report of a small boat in trouble at Penclawdd with engine Failure

The boat was located and the boat was towed back into Loughor  back to its moorings

 

16th May

Coast Guard reported an overdue vessel  at Bury Port  and the family were concerned

The lifeboat was stood  down before it was launched as the boat turned up safely

 

9th September

Report of a sail- board in difficulty up the Estuary

After a long search the casualty was found safe and well and taken back to the slipway at Loughor

 

1st October

The Coast Guard made a call to 4 persons and a dog cut off by  the tide at Llangennech

The boat was launched and the area was searched and nothing was found the boat returned to  station

 

14th December

The Coast Guard request the immediate  launch to a boat broken down on Llanelli beach

The lifeboat was launched and the casualty vessel was taken under tow into Llanelli dock

1988

 

2nd February

A red flare sighted  at Penclawdd Coast Guard requested immediate launch

Following an extensive search of the area nothing was found

 

20th April

Coast Guard requested launch to search for a male person reported missing between Llanelli and Bynea

The police reported to Swansea Coast Guard that the person had been located safe and well the lifeboat return to station

 

3rd May

Coast Guard reported a  small speedboat broken down off my Machynys point

The boat was quickly located and towed back into Penclawdd

 

20th May

A passing motorist had reported the person jumping off Loughor Road Bridge

After research it was found that the person had swam ashore safely, further information found was that he was using the road bridge to practice His diving

 

14th July

Police reported to Swansea Coast Guard that a male person had been reported missing after going for a walk

The lifeboat was launched together with the rescue helicopter 169 after the long extensive search one male body was found

 

1st August

Coast Guard requested launched the two persons reported the cut-off for the tide at Penclawdd

After arriving on scene it was found that the two persons had got ashore unaided

 

15th August

Report came of a windsurfer in trouble off boat house slipway

The person on the board was located he was safe and well and return to shore

 

10th September

Coast Guard requested the immediate launch of lifeboat for red flare reported at Llangennech

Following a lengthy search nothing was found

 

2nd November

Coast Guard reported flashing lights at Llanelli beach

After a search by the lifeboat and CG shore teams it was found that the flashing lights were fishermen walking in front of their lights

 

 

15th December

Reports of the fishermen cut off by the tide at Machynys point

Lifeboat was launched onto fishermen were located cut off by the tide they were taken on board and taken safely to land

 

26th December

Coast Guard reported a red flare at Penclawdd it was requested that the boat launch to investigate further

Following a lengthy search the fishing boat was found with three persons on board the boat was then towed back into Penclawdd

1989

 

21st January

Called out to red flare sighting

Lifeboat was launched in nothing found following an extensive search

 

20th April

Reports from the Coast Guard  that a fishing  boat had broken down off Machynys point

Lifeboat was launched on the vessel was located and taken back into Llanelli

 

16th June

Called out to a red flare in the Llangennech area

After the one hour search nothing was found the lifeboat was stood down

 

20th August

Report of a sailing  Dinghy capsized and two persons in the water

The lifeboat was launched and two persons were rescued from the water and the boat was towed back into Loughor

 

27th October

Coast Guard report of two persons cut off at Penclawdd

The lifeboat was launched with haste by the time  lifeboat arrived the fishermen have been taken the board another vessel

 

4th December

Called by the Coastguards to a fishing boat that had run out of fuel

Lifeboat launched and virtual found took Alfie well and the score to the back to Llanelli

1990

 

6th March

A report from Llanelli Police that  two dogs were cut off for the tide at Llanelli

Just before the lifeboat launched the two dogs swam ashore safely lifeboat was stood down

 

8th March

Coast Guard requested the lifeboat to assist a fishing vessel of Cheriton pill with a flat battery

The lifeboat was launched to assist the vessel jumpstarted the vessel with the lifeboats power cables and escorted it back into Llanelli

 

17th June

Coast Guard requested the boat to launch and the assist a yacht abandoned at Llanelli beach

 

20th July

Coast Guard requested the lifeboat to launch in search for a waterskier who hit the road bridge and disappeared into the water

Lifeboat was launched in after a long and thorough search of  8 hours nothing was found so the boat returned to the station

 

21st July

At first light the lifeboat and crew were requested to continue with the search for the waterskier

By midday a body of a male was recovered and handed over to the custody of the police

 

5th August

Called by the coast guard to a light  aircraft that had reportedly  ditched in the river by the bridge

The lifeboat was launched but found that the aircraft had made an emergency landing on the Penclawdd  road

 

30th November

Called by the coastguards to investigate the red flare sighted west of the road bridge

1991

 

5th January

Called to reports of a car in the Estuary at the Ash tips

Lifeboat launched and located vehicle no occupants were found inside and the vehicle was removed by the council the following

 

27th January

The Coast Guard requested is that immediate launch to 6 persons cut off by the tide at worms head

The lifeboat was launched and on arrival it rescued six persons of the worm and landed them back on mainland

 

25th February

Called by the Coast Guard to a report of a person who jumped off Loughor bridge

After extensive search of the area nothing was found and  the lifeboat returned to station

 

27th February

Coast Guard requested the boat to assist two persons cut off by the tide at Penclawdd

On arrival the two  persons were located in the water, so they taken on board and transferred to hospital

 

1st August

The lifeboat was called out by the Coast Guard  to assist a speedboat broken down by the railway bridge

The casualty boat was located and take in tow back to the lifeboat slipway

 

12th September

Coast guard reported the red flares sighted off Penclawdd

The lifeboat was launched and carried out a search of the area nothing was found the boat return to station

 

16th September

The Coast Guard requested lifeboat to attend to a person in the water at the road bridge

The lifeboat carried out a search of the area and found the person in the water by the outlet and unable to swim he was rescued and he was transferred to hospital

 

31st October

Called out by the coast guard to assist in the evacuation of 24 sheep from Pontarddulais due to flooding

The lifeboat rescue 24 sheep from drowning then and they were handed over to the RSPCA for examination

1992

 

17th January

The lifeboat and shore  crew were called out to investigate a report of two red flares seen over Bynea banks

 

15th March

The lifeboat was called out by Swansea course guide to search for to machine boys between Pontarddulais and Loughor

After a long hard search the two boys were found cold and wet but unharmed boat returned to the lifeboat station

 

4th April

Swansea Coast Guard reported two persons cut-off for the tide at Worms head

Lifeboat  was launched immediately and located two birdwatchers they were both  taken onboard  and landed safely to the mainland

 

14th April

Reports of three persons cut off by the tide at Llanelli beach

The lifeboat was launched and located the three  persons together as rescue helicopter 169 arrived on scene the three persons were winched up to the helicopter and taken to safety

 

17th May

While on a training exercise the boat was asked to assist in the search for two missing children on Cefn Sidan Beach

Following hard search the children turned up safe and well the lifeboat resumed to their training exercise

 

17th May

Still on exercise the. Lifeboat was asked again to search for the missing person between the Eleven arches and Loughor

After the search by the lifeboat and rescue 190 helicopter nothing was found

 

1st July

Swansea Coast Guard had a report that a person had walked into the river seaward side of the railway bridge

The lifeboat was launched and carried out an extensive search together with rescue holiday helicopter 190 but nothing was found

 

2nd July

The lifeboat was relaunched to resume the search for the missing person in daylight after a Shoreline search one male person was recovered from the area of the river and  the body was put into the rescue helicopter 190 and transferred to the lifeboat station to hand to the police

 

13th July

Report of a female person missing in the Loughor Estuary at Llangennech

Lifeboat and rescue helicopter 190 launched to search for the missing person after a long search nothing was found all cruise stood down

 

14th July

Swansea Coastguard reported a missing person in the river at Loughor

The lifeboat was launched to carry out the search but the search was called off due to inconsistent statements from the first informant suspected to be a hoax

 

8th August

A car passenger reported to police that they had seen a  person in the water by the M4 motorway bridge

The lifeboat launched to search the area nothing was found FAWGI

 

28th August

The Coast Guard request of the lifeboat to give assistance to Ammanford police to search for the small boy who had  fallen  into the river

As the lifeboat arrived on scene in the rescue helicopter 190 located the boy facedown in the water they flew him directly to the hospital but he died shortly after

 

1st September

The Coast Guard reported that there were two persons trapped on the Marsh by the pylons

The lifeboat and rescue 190 were launched  to search the marsh the lifeboat located two persons and the helicopter picked them up to transfer them to the lifeboat station for treatment by a waiting ambulance

 

18th November

Swansea Coast Guard  had reported two persons in the water 50 yards of Llanelli beach shouting for help

The lifeboat was launched and carried out an extensive search of the area but this call turned out to be a hoax cal

1993

 

6th February

Called out to search for Two children reported missing in the area of the river at Llangennech

The lifeboat was recalled back to the station doing the search as the children turned up safe and well

 

20th February

Swansea Coast Guard had a report of two persons cut off but the tide at Worms head

The lifeboat launched immediately and took the two persons on board and landed them to the mainland where an ambulance  took them to hospital with hypothermia

 

10th March

Swansea Coastguards had a report of a person cut off but the tide of Penclawdd

The person managed to get to shore as the lifeboat was on way to him

 

6th April

Swansea Coastguard  had a report of three persons cut off by the tide at Llangennech

Works

The lifeboat was launched to search for the three persons they were located and rescued and they’re takin  back to the lifeboat station but their water board van was totally  submerged

 

7th June

The police and reported that an elderly lady had gone missing from the home

The life boat was launched to search the area, during the search the boat was recalled as the lady was found safe and well

 

11th July

Police reported to the Coastguard for Life boat assistance was required to assist in the rescue of a horse that was stuck in the mud

The small boat was launched and also a team of Llanelli  fire men were in  attendance after a long hard struggle the horse was saved from drowning on the incoming tide

 

7th August

Reports of a small boat broken down in the estuary by the ash tips

The lifeboat was launched and it was located, the vessel was able to be towed back in to Loughor slipway

 

8th August

Coastguards had reported a person wearing his arms in the boat between the pylons and the Ash tips

The lifeboat was launched immediately and found that the Loughor  boating club rescue boat had broken down with two persons on board the boat was taken in tow and returned  to the slipway at Loughor

 

17th August

Three persons were reported to be cut off by the tide  on the Marsh area of Penclawdd

Three persons were located in the water they were taken on board the lifeboat and landed at Penclawdd one horse was also saved and taken ashore in Tow

 

20th October

Reports of a red flare sighted in Pontarddulais

The  lifeboat was launched to investigate, following a long search the boat returned to the station nothing was found

 

21st October

The lifeboat was called out to search for the Loughor  boating club rescue boat as it was reported overdue

Following a long search of the area the boat was located run aground the two persons on board were taken back to the station cold and wet

 

9th September

The lifeboat was called to escort a cruiser from Bury port to Loughor in rough weather the boat had  become disabled and was in danger of sinking

The boat was located on the end touchwood and language put a board on the boat was taken in toe back to Leicester and see if you put on the Mooring The boat was located  named  touchwood and ropes were  put a board on the boat it was taken in tow back Loughor  and safely put on their Mooring

 

15th November

Report of red flares between Loughor bridge and the M4 Motorway

Lifeboat was launched and carried out an extensive search of the area nothing was found so the lifeboat returned  to  the station

 

20th November

While on a  special service exercise the lifeboat was requested to divert  to assist a small boat flashing a SOS signal off Bury Port

On ar rival it was found that the boat was not in  difficulty the sun was reflecting off the windows of the cabin and this flashing was thought to be an SOS

1994

 

3rd January

Called out to assist the police photograph was found with the suicide note attached

After  further investigation it was found to be false information and was to be treated as a hoax the lifeboat returned to the station

 

16th January

Coastguards had a report of the female person walking into the water by the road bridge

On  arrival the person had been taken from the water and transferred to hospital

 

1st March

RSPC a and Fire Brigade had requested lifeboat assistance to help rescue two horses stuck in the mud they go at Gowerton Pill

After a long and very hard effort by all units the two horses were successfully rescued

 

14th March

Coastguards had a report from the police that a car had gone into the river by the foundry two persons had managed to escape but one person was still missing

The lifeboat was launched to search the area and rescue 190 was also on scene  police sub Aqua teams also carried out a search after a long search nothing was found

 

15th March

At first light the search resumed for the missing person from the Car in the river

Loughor lifeboat searched all the water areas and pills and  the rest of the crew searched  the low water marks. A body of a male  was recovered by the team and transferred back to the lifeboat station to handover to the police

 

16th April

Reports from the police of a man with a knife threatening to kill himself was seen running towards the river at Machynys

As the lifeboat was launching the police helicopter put themselves between the person and the water and the police managed to get hold of him. The lifeboat was then stood down

 

26th June

Call for the Coastguard that a  person was threatening to jump off the road bridge

Prior to the lifeboat arriving on scene the person was taken into custody by the police

 

 

26th June

The call from Swansea Coast guard that a car had entered the water at pointy cob road Loughor

After research of the vehicle nor person was found to do then return back to the lifeboat station

 

10th July

Coast Guard had a report of a female would jumped off the road bridge

do you do you researched by the lifeboat and they rescue 169 with no results found

Ten hours later the crews  were stood down

 

13th July

Coast Guard had a report of a male person would jump off the road bridge

The area was extensively searched and nothing was found

 

28th August

A request from the police that there was a suspected suicide

A long search of the area of Llanelli dock nothing was found and the units returned to their stations

 

27th September

Police report to the yellow boat party submerged by Loughor bridge

On arrival at station boating club members informed us that the crew were safely ashore this was also confirmed by the police so the boat will be recovered at low water

 

4th October

Coast Guard reports are red flare  below lLoughor bridge

After a search of the area nothing was found all units were stood down

 

24th October

Reports from a member of the public that flashing lights had been seen on the Marsh at Penclawdd

On arrival it was found that fishermen have been crossing in front of their Tilly  lights causing the flashing

 

25th October

Reports from the Coast Guard of three persons in the water on the green marker outlet pipe

On arrival the three persons turned out to be a Fir tree log no further action was taken

 

25th November

Coastguard reported  two fisherman stuck on the sandbank in the middle of the river opposite the tips

On arrival the two fisherman were cut off but they refused any assistance so the lifeboat stood by until they  got to shore safely

1995

 

17th May

A report from the police that the car had entered the water at Pont –Y-Cob road

On  arrival the occupants of the car had got out safely no further action was taken by the crew

 

7th May

The Coast Guard had a report of a number of bull’s that had strayed onto the beach at Llanelli and collectively requested lifeboat  to assist Fire Brigade as they were trying to enter the water in full fire kit

On arrival at the scene the crew assisted the Fire Brigade to round up the bull’s and made sure that the fire brigade did not get into any difficulty the bull’s were later collected by the farmer and the crews all returned to their stations

 

27th July

Coast Guard requested the lifeboat to Divert  from exercise to assist two persons cut off by the tide at Bury Holmes

Two persons rescued and landed safely on Llangennith beach into the care of the Rhosilli Coastguard

 

29th August

Coast Guard reported two red flares sighted near the training wall

After a lengthy search of the area nothing was found

 

18th September

Coastguard had a report of a  red flare on the marsh land north of the lifeboat station

After a search from the lifeboat Pembrey coastguard Rhosilli Coastguard and rescue 169 nothing was found and all services stood down

 

19th October

Police  requested assistance to search for a missing person north of the road bridge

After  a short search the person that was found by the police they were safe and well

 

25th October

The Coast Guard had a report of a person stuck in the river outside the railway bridge

On arrival  at the scene  the person turned out to be fishing and no assistance was needed

 

24th December

The Coast Guard requested that the lifeboat launched to the report of a person floating in the water by the road bridge

After a search the body turned out to be a large drum in the water no further action was taken

1996

 

7th January

Report from the course God that a person had jumped off the road bridge at Loughor

After a long search by the lifeboat together with the police helicopter nothing was found

 

9th January

A report from the Coast Guard of a person in the water opposite Penclawdd

On the arrival of the lifeboat a person was located up to his waist in water the person was rescued and taken back into Penclawdd where he received medical attention from an ambulance crew waiting for him

 

30th January

Fire Brigade officers and RSPCA required lifeboat to assist the horse stuck in the mud

After a very long rescue the horse was freed and return back to the common

 

17th April

A report of a red flare off Salt-house point

The lifeboat was launched to the area but nothing was found

 

1st May

Report from the coast guard that a person jumped off the road bridge in Loughor again

After a search of the area by the lifeboat and the police nothing was found then we had confirmation that the person had returned home safely

 

5th August

Reports from the Coast Guard that a vessel  had broken down off Penclawdd

The lifeboat was launched and located the vessel and took the board in total back to Penclawdd  all on board safe and well

 

18th August

Report from the Coastguard  that a person had jumped yet again off Loughor  bridge

After another search nothing was found

 

11th September

Reports of four children cut off  off by  the tide up at the ash tips north of Loughor  bridge

On arrival four  persons were rescued and landed to the shore None of them worse after their ordeal

 

20th October

Coastguard reported two persons on the sandbank near Roman wall

After a search of the area nothing was found

1997

 

17th February

First call

Reports of a person entering the water at island house

Lifeboat was launched and following a search of the area nothing was found

 

Second call

Coastguard reported that a body was in the flood water at Hendy

It was the second time a team was dispatched this area Lifeboat and Pembrey Coastguard but nothing was found all units returned to station

 

18th March

Report from the Coastguard of a red flare sighted up the estuary

On arrival at the lifeboat station Police cancelled the call as it was confirmed reports  of the flare were sighted as fired from inland

 

27th April

Request from the Coastguard to launch to assist  a yacht that had ran aground at Llanrhidian

On arrival it was clear that damage had been done to the hull and mast, repairs were made and no other action was taken

 

11th June

Swansea Coastguard  reported a red flare between Penclawdd  and Trostre

After a search by all units nothing was found

 

3rd August

Swansea CG requested immediate launch to assist  five to six persons cut off by the tide at Battery point

On arrival only three persons were cut off all three were rescued and landed safely to Salt-house point where a CG vehicle took them back to their cars

 

10th August

CG asked for assistance to two persons cut off by the tide outside the railway bridge

When the lifeboat arrived  on scene two men were fishing happily no further action needed

 

19th August

First call – Swansea CG reported a missing person from Cefn Sidan beach

A search was carried out and one person w as picked up by Rescue helicopter 169 and transferred to hospital

 

Second call- Request from fire brigade  to check horses that were stuck in the water

CG refused to release the lifeboat from the first call, however on return to the station the lifeboat carried out a check on the horses to find them safe and well lifeboat returned to station

 

20thAugust

CG requested the lifeboat after a person had jumped off Loughor bridge

Police and CG on scene but nothing found

 

10th September

Request from Swansea CG to launch to search the north banks of the river towards Penclawdd for a missing person

After a search of the area and liaison with the Police and CG nothing was found

 

19th September

Swansea CG requested the immediate launch of the lifeboat to a report of a person jumping off the Loughor bridge following a domestic disturbance

The first informant had heard the loud splash however after a long search nothing was found and the person  was found safe and well

 

29th November

Report from Swansea CG that three children were cut off by the tide on the marsh on the Bwlch

1998

 

3rd May

Report of two persons cut off by the incoming tide outside railway bridge

On arrival two persons were located and landed safely back at the slipway

 

9th May

Swansea CG requested lifeboat to standby to two horses reported to be stuck in the mud at Penclawdd

On arrival the two horses managed to free themselves

 

7th June

RSPCA and fire brigade asked for assistance to a cow stuck in the mud

Lifeboat was launched and  ferried fire personnel and a vet to the scene after a long and hard rescue the cow was released and it happily returned to its herd

 

27th June

CG reported a canoeist overdue and requested the lifeboat launch and commence a search

On arrival to start the search a canoeist was spotted and was safe and well also escorted back into Penclawdd

 

1st July

Reports of two persons cut off by the tide at Trostre

After a search of the area nothing was found and lifeboat was stood down

 

5th July

CG reported a person swimming to shore from an upturned boat

After a long search nothing was found

 

11th July

Swansea CG reported four persons were onboard a 20ft cabin cruiser broken down with engine trouble off Loughor

The cruiser was located and towed back into Loughor

 

24th July

Report of two persons trapped up their waist  in water outside the bridge

The persons were located and taken onboard they were both landed at Loughor

They refused medical assistance and made their own way home

 

16th August

Swansea CG reported two persons cut off whilst fishing on the outfall pipe

The persons were located but refused assistance as they did not see themselves in danger

 

18th August

CG reported red flare at Penclawdd

Aft a search of the area nothing found boat returned to station

 

24th August

Swansea CG  received a call of the JetSki broken down just inside the railway bridge

The lifeboat launched and located the casualty he was then taken on board and the JetSki towed back to the slipway

 

30th August

Swansea Coastguard deported a small sailing boat and overturned at the Roman wall

The lifeboat was launched and located the Dinghy assistance was given and the boat was escorted  back to slipway  with the person onboard

 

31st August

Report of a wind surfer unable to get back on his board just off Loughor boating club

Lifeboat was launched and rescued one person and his  board back to the slipway

 

15th October

A report of a red flare had been sighted off Llangennith beach

After a long search of the area nothing was found the lifeboat returned back to the station

 

20th December

Swansea coastguard had been informed by the police that a junior fishing rod with the bait still on it had been found at  crofty  point suspecting someone had been washed off the rocks

After a long search for the lifeboat and rescue helicopter 169 and the police helicopter & Coastguard team nothing was found all units returned  to station

 

28th December

Coast Guard reported that two children had jumped off the road bridge

The lifeboat carried out a search together with the Coastguard shore teams after speaking to local fisherman who had seen nothing the boat was returned to the station

1999

3rd January
Informed by the Swansea Coastguard that two flares had been fired south-east of the Bury Port harbour
The lifeboat was launched together with Bury port lifeboat rescue 169 helicopter and whiskey Oscar 99 the police helicopter after the search of the whole Estuary nothing was found

5th January
Swansea CG informed us that there was a car in the river at Pont-y-cob road
On arrival the Police had the matter in control and the boat was stood down

5th January
A pile of clothes found under the road bridge together with an empty bottle of tablets
After a search with helicopter rescue 169 and coastguard teams it was found that the callout was probably a hoax call

12th June
A report of a fisherman entering a pill but not coming up the other end just off Penclawdd
The lifeboat carried out a search with the rescue 169 nothing was found

27th June
While on the training exercise the lifeboat had a call to a broken down board up the Estuary
When she was located the boat was found to be the Loughor boating club rescue boat and had broken down so it was taken in tow back to the station

3rd July
The report of two persons off Daltons point up to their necks in water
When the boat arrived on the scene it was found that the two persons were putting out nets they were advised accordingly

11th July
Reports of five girls on a sandbank off the shoreline caravan park
Arrived on the scene and all five girls have got off themselves the boat was stood down returned back to the station

28th August
Report of a body in the water by the bridges
After a search of the area nothing was foun

2000

 

19th March

Reports from the CG that A Shetland boat had lost its prop after hitting the training wall

The lifeboat launched and located the casualty boat, the boat was then taken in tow and brought back to the slipway at Loughor

 

20th March

Report of the vehicle stuck in floodwater at pont y cob road

On arrival the persons in the car were safe and the police were on the scene no further action was taken

 

25th June

Report of a broken down boat in the Estuary

A 16 foot cabin cruiser was located with  engine problems and it was taken back to the slipway Under tow

 

23rd July

A report of a boat just off the slipway  taking in water in from the stern

We used our  launch tractor with crew to recover this vessel on the slate sports the play the ball was recovered safely

 

20th August

A  report of the missing person last seen on the road bridge

Lifeboat was launched to carry out a search after a long search nothing was found

 

26th September

Called out to dinghies adrift coming up the river for the cockles

On arrival the lifeboat came across two dinghies  drifting up the estuary then further behind another three  tied together approximately 100 yards behind we left the first two to drift up under supervision and took the other three  back to the slipway where we recovered them all and made them all secure till the owners arrived

2001

25th April
Report of a man stuck on the sandbank with his dog up the river at Gwyn faen farm
The lifeboat launched on when it arrived on scene the man made him self known that he was okay and did not need assistance

12th June
Called to a possible suicide attempt at the road bridge
The lifeboat was called out and was stood off while police spoke to the person who was going to jump off the bridge the man was talked down and the boat returned to station

23rd July
Called out to a report of a small boat of the slags in Penclawdd
When the lifeboat arrived the small boat was at anchor with four persons on board the boat had ran out of petrol and it was taken in tow and returned back to Penclawdd pill where Coastguard teams took details

19th August
The lifeboat was called out to 2 persons cut-off by the tide on the Penclawdd Marsh
The lifeboat arrived on scene and the two persons had managed to get themselves back to safety they were advised of the danger in the area and the Lifeboat was returned to station

20th August
Report of a vessel with engine problems of Bury holm
A vessel had been towed back to the Burryport harbour by bury port lifeboat but he was unable to tow it any further due to the size of the vessel and the state of the tide we were requested to go and take over from Bury port and carry on the tow to Penclawdd we returned it to their Moorings

5th September
A report of the red flare in Estuary south of the training wall
The lifeboat carried out a search of the area together with Burryport lifeboat but nothing was found both Boats returned to stations

2002

29th April
A person reported to have jumped off Loughor bridge
Lifeboat and mobile Coastguard attended with Police nothing found

1st May
Coastguard notified Lifeboat of a body spotted in the water around the 11 Arches
Lifeboat and Loughor Coastguard attended recovered body and handed over to the Police

12th May
A vulnerable person reported at the river bridge in Pontarddulais
Mobile Coastguard in attendance with Lifeboat and Police

9th June
Inflatable found drifting off Penclawdd
They thought was launched and made safe the inflatable back in Penclawdd
Loughor Mobile coastguard in attendance

12th July
Two persons were reported to be cut off by the tide on the sewer pipe outside the bridges
The lifeboat was launched and the two persons return back to the slipway safely Loughor Mobile Coastguard in attendance

4th November
Car in the river at Pont Y Cob road
Helicopters from Dyfed Powys police and RAF 169 Loughor lifeboat fire brigade police divers Loughor mobile Coastguard and Ambulance were all on hand no persons found after a long search

5th December
Red flare sighted at Llangennech
Lifeboat was launched nothing found lifeboat returned to station

2003

28th March
Coastguard received reports of an object in the water by 11 Arches
Loughor Mobile Coastguard were in attendance and stood the lifeboat down before launching tree recovered

5th June
Jumper reported on road bridge Lifeboat launched but stood down as person found safe at home by Police

15th June
Two persons reported cut off by the tide at Crofty
Lifeboat picked them up and returned them to shore at Crofty

27th August
Coastguard had a report of Ten persons cut off by tide at Penclawdd
While on route to Penclawdd persons made it safely to shore lifeboat was then stood down

15th September
Two persons cut off by tide at Penclawdd
Lifeboat was launched and stood down as persons made it to shore safely

15th September
Second service call
Red flare sighted at trostre
Lifeboat was launched nothing found

26th September
Red flare sighted at trostre
Lifeboat was launched nothing found

27th September
Three persons cut off by tide at Penclawdd
Lifeboat crew stood down just after they launched

15th December
Red Flare sighted at Penclawdd
Lifeboat was launched nothing found

16th December
Coastguard reported a boat sinking off North Gower
Loughor lifeboat Burryport Rnli Loughor mobile coastguard Bury Port mobile Coast Guard team rescue 169 helicopter all searched long and hard nothing was found all services stood down as possible hoax call

Callouts Archive 2004

11/05/04 – 21:39

Call out to persons jumped off Loughor bridge, stood down as person was recovered by police, taken to hospital.

18/05/04 – 18:45

Call out to 2 children stuck on marsh, rescued by 999 caller. Report of parents missing from same place, found on dry land by HMCG.

24/07/04 – 11:45

Report of 2 persons stuck on sewerage outlet outside bridges on scene persons were safe and well, stood down.

29/07/04 – 18:04

Report of sailor over due for return at Loughor. Contacted friends, found there was insufficient tide for his return. Boat tied off and walked back along costal path. Safe and well.

22/08/04 – 21:57

Called by Swansea Coastguard to assist up river between The Bird in hand pub and the motorway. Person wanting to jump into the river from the top of the tunnel. Police talked the person down.

13/11/04 – 18:30

Report of a car in the river at Llangennech and 3 persons were in the vehicle. Launched to scene 3 casualties were taken onboard, returned to slipway where met by paramedics. Casualties were checked over. All were well. Taken home by police.

Callouts Archive 2005

 

14/01/05

Fishermen on Loughor bridge called the coastguard when they saw a boat capsize near Loughor Boating Club slipway. Our crew were immediately contacted. Three men were thrown into the water, none of them were wearing life jackets. One managed to cling onto the capsized boat, the other two were swept by the strong ebbing tide under the bridge. A safety boat was launched from Loughor Boating Club and picked up the man clinging to the capsized boat. Our lifeboat then picked up the other two men a few minuets later. All were suffering from hypothermia.

 

Three rescued after boat capsizes (BBC)

15/01/05

The alarm was raised when two people were seen on marshland just off Penclawdd. Our crew were contacted. Our smaller auxiliary boat was taken to Penclawdd by Vehicle. By that time we found that the two people were digging for lugworms. As the tide was ebbing it was decided that no further action needed to be taken.

17/2/05

Requested to launch by Swansea Coastguard, to a report of a jet skier who had fallen off his PW, and was drifting away from it, just prior to launching the casualty had managed to get ashore further down the coast line. Loughor Coastguard made sure the person did not require any further assistance, and assisted in the recovery of his PW, we then stood down.

27/3/05

Requested by Swansea Coastguard to assist a vessel that had lost her keel, just off Penclawdd. the vessel was taken in tow back to her moorings, all persons were safe, returned to station.

8/5/05

whilst on exercise the boat was requested to attend to an 20 foot cruiser that had suffered engine failure. The vessel was taken in tow back to Loughor, where the boat was recovered by the owner.

 

10/5/05

Report of two persons stuck in the mud on the seaward side of Loughor railway bridge. On arrival on scene the crew quickly established the two persons were in the water fishing, the two persons were interviewed by Loughor Coastguard and did not require any assistance, all units returned to station

 

17/08/05

Swansea coastguard was contacted by a vessel which had gone over rocks by Penclawdd. Our crew were paged and on scene within minutes. There were four people on board, all were ok. The boat was then towed back to Loughor boating club.

07/10/05

At 0900 Thomas Henry Thomas, 77, was seen walking to his boat in the Loughor estuary. He was later then reported missing. After an extensive search which lasted several hours and included our lifeboat and crew, Loughor Boating Club rescue boat. Coastguard crews from Mumbles, Burry Port and Loughor, Mr Thomas’s body was recovered. Police and a RAF helicopter also helped with the search.

Callouts Archive 2006

17/01/06 – 19:25

Whilst on exercise we were called by Swansea CG to 2 persons cut off by tide near Penclawdd. 2 casualties and their dog were taken on board and returned to Penclawdd. Handed over to Loughor CG. RAF helicopter also called out but stood down before arrival on scene.

18/01/06 – 23:19

Called to a report of a person jumping off Loughor bridge. After consultation with police. Decided that no one was in danger and stood down.

31/01/06 – 18:30

Launched by Swansea Coast Guard to a report of hearing ‘MAYDAY’ and ‘HELP’ on VHF channel 16. Searched estuary. Nothing found. Other units involved included mumbles offshore lifeboat, mumbles, Loughor and port Talbot CG.

25/02/06 – 22:00

Called to a person entering the river off the slipway. On arrival at scene person had walked out safely. Stood down

01/04/06 – 18:20

Report of person or persons on sandbank off Llangennech. Loughor Coast Guard and police helicopter searched area. Nothing found and stood down

03/04/06 – 20:06

Report of sighting of horse stuck in mud off green banks. Crew walked to scene. Object identified as a log. Area searched by crew Loughor Coast Guard and Bury Port Coast Guard. Nothing found. Stood down.

01/05/06 – 20:10

Report of red flare sighted in estuary. Searched to Whitford and back nothing found. Stood down by Swansea Coast Guard.

07/09/06

The boat was launched in the early evening after being paged by the Coastguard. The initial call to the emergency services was regarding a horse in distressed state, stuck in the mud, near high water on a spring tide. The crew proceeded upstream to the Broadoak tip area and carried out an assessment. The horse was not one of the regular ‘marsh ponies’ and was cut off by the tide. However, it appeared to be relatively calm, and would be safe provided it remained stationary until the tide ebbed. Consultation with on-scene RSPCA officers confirmed this. After updating the Coastguard, the crew returned to station and stood down.

09/09/06

At around 0900hrs, 2 men were spotted in potential danger on marshland on the Penclawdd side of the Estuary. The boat was requested by Swansea coastguard to launch and investigate. After navigating one of the ‘pills’, the crew located the men and established that they were fully conversant with local conditions. They were in no danger from the rising tide and the crew were stood down.

Callouts Archive 2007

 

26th January 2007

Requested to standby for launch, as person was threatening to jump off Loughor bridge. Police talked person down. Boat stood down before launch.

17th April 2007

Tasked by Coastguard to rescue two persons ‘cut off’ by tide. The lifeboat was launched, and on scene within minutes after being paged. Two people and their dog were rescued having been cut off on a sandbank by the rapidly rising spring tide. Although all casualties were unharmed (apart from wet legs and feet), they were minutes away from being swept off the bank. The crew commented afterwards that the tide run was almost taking their feet away as they waded from the boat to the casualties.

16th June 2007

Swansea Coastguard paged the crew to attend a person in potential danger. The crew were stood down shortly after the call as local police had resolved the incident.

21st June 2007

The call came at around 13:45hrs to assist a boat that had run aground in Machynys pill. The tide had already dropped significantly as it was 2hrs after high water. Despite this, the crew launched the lifeboat in the hope that there would be sufficient water in the estuary. Unfortunately, the lifeboat grounded in low water conditions and the crew had to sit it out until the tide turned. As soon as there was sufficient water, the boat was floated and proceeded to recover the casualty vessel. After towing the vessel back to Loughor, the crew eventually left the station at 23:30hrs – over nine hours after the original call.

24th June 2007

We were paged by Swansea Coastguard at 13:18hrs, to assist a cow stuck in mud approx. 3/4 mile upstream from Llangennech. The cow turned out to be a young bull, and Loughor auxiliary coastguard were concerned that he would be covered and drowned by the rising tide. The lifeboat was launched, but was unable to travel far enough upstream due to tidal conditions. The crew deployed the smaller auxiliary vessel from near the sewage works at Llangennech. This combined with a shore team managed to free the animal and guide him safely ashore. Having returned to station and cleaned the equipment the crew were about to leave for our homes, when a boat was spotted stuck on a sand bank upstream of the Loughor Boating club. The crew responded immediately and launched in readiness, but the skipper of the stricken vessel managed to clear the sandbank and return safely.

 

 

3rd July 2007

Crew paged by Swansea CG at 21:00hrs after reports of a pony in distress on Penclawdd marsh. The Fire Brigade were already in attendance, and the lifeboat was launched to assist in the incident. Once on scene, Loughor CG advised that the search was for a foal in the vicinity of a horse that was separated by a considerable distance from the rest of the herd. The horse was over 1 mile out into the Marsh from the main Penclawdd to Gowerton road. Two crew members went ashore from the lifeboat in the main channel to conduct a shore search, as there had been no sign of a foal since their arrival on scene. After wading through numerous pills, they managed to get close enough to the horse to see a foal lying on the ground. After observing, and consulting with the coastguard it was agreed that sadly, the foal was already dead and unfortunately there was nothing anyone could do. With night falling, the tide ebbing and a stiff breeze, the crew returned to station at around 22:45pm

27th August 2007 (Bank Holiday Monday)

At around 1920hrs, Swansea Coastguard paged the crew to attend an incident off the Penclawdd shoreline. Having established that there was an injured person at the scene, the boat was launched with 4 crew and additional medical equipment. Within 10 minutes of launching, they arrived on scene to find a jet skier with leg injuries in the care of ambulance personnel. Loughor Coastguard was also in attendance, and required the boat to assist with the casualty transfer to the ambulance back on shore. However, medical professionals on scene decided that the casualty’s condition was such that helicopter transfer was necessary. The boat ferried vital additional medical equipment to the scene from the attending ambulance and, minutes later, the police helicopter landed at the scene. The crew assisted with the casualty-to-aircraft transfer and ferried all remaining personnel ashore after the helicopter had departed.

2nd October 2007

Loughor Inshore rescue boat supports major search and rescue operation in Loughor Estuary.

A small fishing boat with 3 persons on board was reported to have sunk in the vicinity of Whitford Lighthouse. The crew were paged by Swansea Coastguard at 20:44hrs. After assembling vital equipment, the boat and crew proceeded at full speed to the search area. Burry Port, Tenby and Ferryside lifeboats were also tasked to the search area. Additional search support was provided by the RAF Chivenor, coastguard coastal rescue teams and other vessels, in one of the largest operations in the area in recent years. One person was recovered successfully soon after the incident by a boat that happened to be in the area. Sadly, despite the extensive and rigorous search by everyone involved, the other two were pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. Once all persons had been accounted for, the crews were stood down and the boat returned to station

 

Visit the BBC News Website for more details http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/7025388.stm

 

 

26th October 2007

Paged by Swansea coastguard after reports of person in danger on sewage pipe 100 metres downstream from Loughor railway bridge. Coastguard established that the ebbing tide presented no danger to the individual and the crew were stood down.

 

10th December 2007

Swansea Coastguard received a report of two red flares to the South West of Loughor Bridge. The crew launched and participated in an extensive search of the estuary. Burry Port inshore lifeboat was also tasked to the scene. RAF Chivenor were on standby. Shore support was provided by both Loughor and Rhosilli Coastguard Coastal Rescue Teams. After a thorough methodical search was completed, and no further reports received, the search was called off and all units stood down.

Callouts Archive 2008

 

9th May 2008

Crew left their beds just before midnight in response to their pagers. A red distress flare had been sighted upstream of Loughor bridge. The boat was launched and conducted a search. White ‘para’ flares were deployed to illuminate the search area by the crew and by Loughor coastguard coastal rescue team. Due to the falling tide it was necessary for the boat to follow the channels of the estuary – even then, depth was only 5 feet! A police helicopter joined the search and as they arrived on scene, a second flare was sighted over the Gorseinon area. Having established that the flares were fired from land, the crew were stood down and returned to station.

15th June 2008

Responded to call to assist boat with engine failure. The ‘Elizabeth Mary’ was towed safely back to Loughor.

24th June 2008

Following 2 false alarms where the pagers were activated in error, the crew responded to a boat with engine failure that had been ‘beached’ in the Llanrhidian marsh area. Once refloated by the tide, the vessel was towed safely to Loughor

27th July 2008

Crew paged in response to reports of 2 men in difficulty on Sewage pipe. Crew arrived on scene and established men were safe and well.

28th July 2008

Crew paged in response to reports of man in difficulty on Sewage pipe. Crew arrived on scene and established person was in no danger.

13th September 2008

Attended station in response to page by Swansea CG.People cut off by tide in Llangennech area of estuary. Persons recovered by rescue helicopter in the vicinity. Crew stood down prior to launch.

26th September 2008

Jet ski engine failure. Drifted upstream to Roman wall. IRB launched and recovered both the PWC and driver safely to the station.

 

28th September 2008

Reports of children in potential danger in the vicinity of Loughor road bridge. Crew responded and established that the children were not in danger and stood down.

16th November 2008

Crew paged in response to reports of a person with the intention of entering the water from Loughor road bridge. First crewmember on scene established that there was no further danger and crew were stood down on arrival. Later that morning, whilst out on routine training, the boat was tasked by Swansea CG to search the local area for missing person and vehicle as part of a wider search operation. IRB reported nothing found following a 30 minute search of the area around Loughor Bridges

Callouts Archive 2009

 

09 September 2009

At 23.01 the crews pagers sounded for immediate launch. A female has been reported missing and had possibly entered the water. The Lifeboat launched and was sent towards Salthouse point near Penclawdd to commence a search. However after 25 minutes, all units were stood down as the person was found safe and well ashore. The Lifeboat was refuelled and ready for service at 23.55

 

Other units involved were Loughor Mobile with the Police Helicopter (X99) and Police ground units from Dyfed Powys and South Wales.

 

22 August 2009

As the Lifeboat was providing cover for the raft race at the annual Penclawdd festival of the tides, Crew member Lucy Mansfield who was ashore at the time spotted a young child fall into the river, she was able to contact the crew who were able to reach the child and administer first aid, Another crew member contacted the ambulance service as the child was showing signs of Hypothermia. When the emergency ambulance arrived they treated the child and the Lifeboat returned to the raft race.

 

18 August 2009 03.30

Loughor Lifeboat crew were woken from their beds by the pagers alerting them to a vessel broken down off Salthouse point near Penclawdd. launching with 5 crew on board, the Lifeboat was alongside the casualty within 15 minutes of the call, finding a fishing vessel with 2 persons on board at anchor suffering from engine failure. A crew member from the Lifeboat was put onboard the casualty vessel to assist with the tow and the vessel was taken back up the narrow channel to its mooring at Penclawdd. Once the vessel was secure on its mooring the Lifeboat then returned to station. It was ready for service at 05.00

 

07 July 2009 17.30

The crew of Loughor Inshore Lifeboat launched both the IRB, Auxiliary boat and also shore crew to assist in the search for a missing person from the Gorseinon area. After 2 hours searching, all units were stood down as the person had been found safe and well on land.

 

24 May 2009 18.00

As the lifeboat was booking out on exercise with Swansea Coastguard, the Lifeboat was informed that Burry port RNLI Lifeboat had been paged to the report of a person cut off by the tide at the North dock, Llanelli. Swansea Coastguard asked Loughor IRB to also attend. As the Lifeboat passes the golf course at Machynys point, Swansea Coastguard informed them they could stand down as Burry Port RNLI had recovered the Casualty.

 

18th March 2009

Paged to launch by Swansea Coastguard at 2015hrs.

Reports of a ‘canoeist’ overdue.

He had left Burry Port and overran his ETA at Loughor. The canoeist became disorientated eventually running out of water due to the dropping tide. Other units included: Burry Port Lifeboat, Loughor and Burry Port CRT’s and RAF Chivenor (rescue 169). After a search in the darkness a rather muddy canoeist was located having managed to make shore at Penclawdd. Following treatment and assessment, he left for home 2hrs 15 mins after initial page.

 

27th January 2009

Paged by Swansea Coastguard at approx. 22:10 in response to reports of a missing person with potential to enter the water. IRB launched on an ebbing tide consequently water depth was low and dropping. After a 50 minute search and having received reports of sightings of the missing person on land, the IRB returned to station. RAF Chivenor, Loughor and Burry Port auxiliary coastguards were also involved with the search.

 

25th January 2009

Launched in response to reports of a vessel stuck outside Loughor Bridge. After a thorough search, nothing was found and the crew returned to station

Callouts Archive 2010

 

14th February 2010 time 03:10

Person reported in distress on Loughor Road Bridge person wanted to enter the water by jumping but fortunately was talked down by the Police who were in attendance and closed the bridge at both ends. The tide was flooding and the Loughor Lifeboat stood by for assistance. Loughor Lifeboat refuelled and back on service 03:30

Lifeboat stood down following a successful talk down from the Police. Emergency services involved Police Ambulance and Loughor Lifeboat & Loughor Coastguard.

25th March 2010 15:00

Distressed seal pup on boating club pontoon. High tides were probably responsible for this young pup to drift up the estuary this far. Crew members attended and alerted the RSPCA who attended and released the pup safely back into the estuary

Services involved Loughor Lifeboat and RSPCA

12th April 2010 16:30

Cockle pickers cut off by high tides at Crofty point Loughor Lifeboat ready to launch at 16:40 but stood down by Coastguard as RNLI Burry Port were on exercise and contacted Loughor Lifeboat to inform of the help. This being the 1st near rescue by the new boat Community Spirit 3, Loughor Lifeboat put back on service 17:00 all casualties picked up safely and returned to shore.

Emergency Services involved: Coastguard, Loughor Lifeboat, RNLI Burry Port and Loughor Coastguard

http://beta.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Cockle-pickers-saved/article-2020249-detail/article.html

24th April 2010 15:10

Capsized speedboat outside Loughor Boating Club. Crew member Nathan James was looking out of Station window when he observed the capsize of a motor boat. Whilst others were attending a fundraising day at Morrison’s Trostre Park Llanelli pagers alerted crew to the attendance of a callout. On arrival at 15:15 two crew members who were already at the station had geared up and assisted two jet skis in recovering the casualties from the water and righted the capsized vessel to the Northern slipway for recovery. Casualties needed no medical attention but were given boat handling safety advice from the Coxswain at the slipway. Loughor Lifeboat back on service15:45 and crew returned to fundraising at Morrison’s.

Emergency Services involved: Coastguard, Loughor Lifeboat.

http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Lifeguards-sea-rescue/article-2096332-detail/article.html

27th April 2010 18:30

Anglers cut off by high tide at the Roman wall. Two males and one female fishing off the roman Wall became distressed by the rising high tide and called the Coastguard for assistance. Crew attended and swiftly launched the Lifeboat at 18:39 to attend the casualties who were unfamiliar with the local tides and conditions. Following a search it was identified as the Roman wall as the casualties gave a bearing as looking down at the old castle at Loughor when they meant they could see the steeple of the church in the village. Loughor Coastguard contacted the casualties mobile phone and identified they were up river and Casualties were safely picked up and returned to the Life Boat station where Loughor Coastguard interviewed the 3 Casualties and gave advice. Boat back on service at 19:10

Emergency Services involved: Coastguard, Loughor Lifeboat and Loughor Coastguard

http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Teenagers-rescued/article-2104739-detail/article.html

12th June 2010.

Crew were paged by Coastguard at 08:45 to attend a vessel which had suffered engine failure on an ebbing tide just outside the railway bridge. The Lifeboat was launched at 08:56 and the Vessel was taken in tow and returned safely to the Mooring at the Boating club, and the skipper of the boat was taken ashore and handed over to Mobile coastguard unit safe and well.

Emergency Services involved Loughor Lifeboat and Mobile Coastguard

12th June 2010

Crew were paged by Coastguard at 11:37 to a vessel that had hit rocks and sheared the skeg of the inboard engine of a Rinker powerboat the vessel was well aground when lifeboat attended and both persons on board were safe and were planning a trailer recovery. The Lifeboat was stood down and placed on standby for a possible refloat if the Rinker was not recovered on shore. The Vessel was later recovered by trailer and returned to the Boating club compound for inspection of damage. The Lifeboat was washed down and refuelled and back on standby at 12:30

Emergency Services involved Loughor Lifeboat and Mobile Coastguard

26th July 2010

Crew were paged at 16:49 to respond to a 999 call where a male and female had been cut off by the fast rising tide at the Roman wall at the top of the Estuary. The lifeboat was launched at 16:58 and within 10 minutes had picked up the two casualties and returned them safely to Mobile Coastguard unit at the ash tips car park. The boat was washed down and refuelled and back on service by 17:15.

 

Emergency Services involved Loughor Lifeboat and Mobile Coastguard

 

30th June 2010

Crew were paged at 17:01 by the Coastguard and stood down at 17:05

 

6th October 2010.

Crew were paged at 17:53 by the Coastguard to a racing dinghy that had broke its mooring at high water and was reported to be colliding with other moored vessels on the Estuary. The Lifeboat was launched at 17:59 and was on scene just as the vessel struck the railway bridge and snapped into two pieces following the recovery of the stern piece of the boat a search was made to locate the bow to middle section of the vessel this was later found tight against the stanchion of the bridge where the fast running tide was pushing it tight to the stanchion. The section was dislodged and recovered back to the Lifeboat station. The Lifeboat was washed down and refuelled and back on standby at 20:03

Emergency Services involved Loughor Lifeboat

 

7th October 2010.

Crew were paged at 18:48 to a report of 2 persons and a dog cut off by tide standing on the roof of their Jeep at Llanrhidian Marsh. The lifeboat was launched at 18:57 and began to search the area under the cover of darkness radar was used as well as a white Para flare to light up the sky to give extensive lighting to the crew. Coastguard called in 169 Sea King Helicopter to assist in the search and also called out Burry Port RNLI d class to assist Loughor Lifeboat in shallower waters. The fire brigade turned up to deal with any possible pollution from the vehicle but nothing was found. Coastguard notified and crew to stand down at 20:10 due to two persons and a dog turning up to see what the search was for and they were identified as the persons cut off by tide all units returned to their stations, the lifeboat was washed down and refuelled and back on service at 20:55

Emergency Services involved Loughor Lifeboat and Mobile Coastguard, 169 Sea King Helicopter (from Chivenor) , Burry Port RNLI and Mid and West Wales Fire Brigade.

 

24th November 2010

 

Coastguard paged the Crew of Loughor Inshore Rescue to an object sighted one and a half mile outside of the Bridges, Crew responded and found that the object was a large Tree that had washed into the river with high tide and heavy rain. The tree was removed from the estuary by the crew and the Lifeboat returned to station where it was refuelled and back on service within the hour.

Emergency Services involved: Swansea Coastguard and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat.

Callouts Archive 2011

 

25th February 2011.

 

At 19:00 Lifeboat Crew were paged by Swansea Coastguard to a person in distress on Loughor Road Bridge. Whilst the Crew were preparing the boat for launch the Person was talked down by police. The Lifeboat was washed down and ready for service by 19:30.

Emergency Services Involved Swansea Coastguard, Police and Loughor Inshore Lifeboat.

 

13th March 2011

The Crew had just finished training and washed and re-fuelled the Lifeboat and some were on their way home when the pagers went off for immediate launch by Swansea Coastguard at 13:39. Crew at the Lifeboat Station contacted Swansea Coastguard to log in for launch when Swansea Coastguard notified the Crew that a small plane was to have landed in the estuary south of the bridges. With no visual being found, Coastguard informed Crew the plane had gone down in Grovesend near the seven arches bridge. With the tide ebbing to a low point the Emergency Rescue Boat (inflatable) was taken with medical equipment by road to the crash scene. Whilst on route a Police Helicopter was seen landing near Waungron so the crew followed the position and it lead them to the crash scene.

The Lifeboat Crew assisted the Police and Fire Brigade in controlling spectators trying to get a closer look at the incident, whilst two Lifeboat Crew also Paramedics were involved in assisting the two casualties from the plane, sadly due his injuries one person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency Services involved: Police, Fire brigade, Coastguard, Mobile Coastguard and Loughor Inshore Rescue Search Team.

16th April 2011

Crew were paged by Swansea Coastguard at 16:15 to Vessel Orachorn that had suffered engine problems at the bridges. As the Crew turned up at the station a passing Jet Ski assisted the vessel into to mooring and slipway of the boating club where Crew recovered the boat and crew. The boat was washed and back on service within the hour.

Emergency Services involved: Coastguard, Mobile Coastguard Loughor Lifeboat.

19th April 2011

At 17:00 Crew were paged by Swansea Coastguard to persons cut off by the tide at Machynys point The Lifeboat was stood down as Burry port RNLI were training in the area at that time.

Emergency Services involved: Swansea Coastguard and RNLI Burry Port and Loughor Lifeboat.

 

22nd  April 2011

Crew were paged 20:10 when a passer by got concerned about a horse in the estuary. When the Crew turned up the horse had left the water safely. Crew stood down

Emergency services involved: Swansea Coastguard & Loughor Lifeboat.

30th April 2011

17:30 a small yacht got into difficulties at the Estuary and capsized losing radio and bailing bucket to the tide. The Lifeboat crew were on scene preparing for the fun day the day after whilst they were tasked to assist the recovery of the crew and yacht. The yacht was capsized when the Lifeboat was launched and was righted by the casualty on scene the Lifeboat took the yacht in side tow and placed a crew member onboard to bail out water and to recover casualty and yacht to the pontoon.

7th May 2011

At 23:30 Crew were paged some from their beds to two consecutive red para flares set off in the Whitford area of the estuary. Horton, Burry Port and Tenby ALB were also tasked to search for person/s or vessel in the area. Swansea Coastguard received six consecutive 999 calls from public reporting the sightings. Following extensive search patterns by all lifeboats crews were stood down and returned to their boat houses around 4am.

Emergency Services involved were: Swansea Coastguard, Tenby ALB, Horton Lifeboat and Loughor Inshore Lifeboat.

2nd June 2011

Crew were paged at 21:06 to a report of 4 Persons cut off at the millennium coastal park,

All went well as all was brought back safely

Boat recovered 22:00 back on service 22:15

Swansea Coastguard Loughor Mobile Coastguard Burry Port RNLI D class and Loughor inshore Rescue, Welsh Ambulance service

4th August 2011

 

Crew were paged at 21:40 by Swansea Coastguard to two casualities cut off by the tide up river of the Loughor Boating Club. They had become lost and had no idea under darkness where they were apart from being alongside the Loughor Estuary which was flooding under a high 7.9 metre tide. Giving visual bearing of the Motorway bridge, a pylon and a small pond Swansea Coastguard used their local knowledge to co-ordinate a search & rescue pattern for the Loughor Rescue Boat. As soon as the boat commenced the search the crew saw a bright light flashing in the SOS pattern. They closed in to the location. Just as The lifeboat crew obtained visual sight of the casualties. RAF Rescue 169 arrived on scene. The helicopter then proceeded to pick up both casualties. They then landed in a nearby car park and liaised with the Loughor Coastguard Unit. Both causalities were unharmed and were reunited with their families.

Other Reports: BBC, This is South Wales

23rd August 2011

 

Crew were paged at 13:55 to a 4 man Jet-ski run aground opposite Gate Inn Holiday park, two persons on board one being 10 year old. The persons were on holiday from Wrexham. They were picked up by the lifeboat at 14:10 and returned to the Lifeboat Station where the boy’s mother was waiting for them then Loughor Coastguard met them back at the Gate Inn. Burry Port RNLI was also launched to assist.

The lifeboat was washed down and re-fuelled and back on service at 14:50pm.

The following tide the jet-ski was recovered by the Lifeboat with the owner.

25th August 2011

Crew were woken from their beds at 05:30 to assist in a search for vulnerable person who had made a call to the Police. The Lifeboat was launched at 05:40 at 05:50 the boat was stood down as Police had located the person, safe and well.

The lifeboat was washed down and re-fuelled and back on service at 06:15

Services involved: Loughor Coastguard, South Wales Police.

 

7th September 2011

 

Crew were paged at 12: 41 to attend two persons in danger of being cut off by the incoming tide, the persons were hesitant about coming off the bank and Loughor Mobile Coastguard advised the persons over the radio via the Lifeboat of their concerns. Persons were then relocated to a safer area to carry on fishing.

The lifeboat was washed down and re-fuelled and back on service at 13:30

Services involved: Swansea Coastguard, Loughor Mobile Coastguard & Loughor Lifeboat.

Callouts Archive 2012

 

6th January

Crew paged 19:59 to Launch Lifeboat Vulnerable person in water Crew stood down 20:05

Services involved: Loughor Coastguard Swansea Coastguard, South Wales Police & Loughor Inshore Rescue

Services involved: Loughor Coastguard, Swansea Coastguard & Loughor Inshore Rescue

12th May 2012

At 12:02 crew were tasked by Swansea Coastguard to a vessel broken down outside the railway bridge on an ebbing tide, boat was recovered and 3 passengers were returned safely back to land.

6th June 2012

Whilst training we just recovered the lifeboat when a sea-doo jet-ski with a father and son were onboard the jet-ski broke down and both persons were in the water on a fast ebbing tide. The Lifeboat immediately launched to recover both persons and return the jet-ski to the slipway.

Services involved: Swansea Coastguard & Loughor Inshore Rescue

22nd July

A cruiser Lucy Lou with 6 persons (3 Juniors) onboard suffered engine problems on a flooding tide outside the Rail bridge Crew were on the water training deployed a Lifeboat crew member onto the casualty boat and responded immediately to recover the vessel under a spring tow to the slipway.

Services involved: Swansea Coastguard & Loughor Inshore Rescue

1st August

whilst on the water training the Lifeboat was tasked by Swansea Coastguard to two persons in the water at Blue Pool on a fast ebbing tide with winds S/SW 5-6 occasionally 7 swells of 20ft were ahead of the lifeboat as it made haste to Whitford lighthouse where it was joined by burry Port RNLI the both boats went in together RAF 169 Chivennor was also tasked and arrived on scene to airlift the two boys to hospital due to lack of water to return the Loughor Lifeboat was recovered at Burry Port. Sadly one of the two lads was pronounced Deceased on arrival to hospital.

Services involved: Loughor Coastguard, Swansea Coastguard & Loughor Inshore Rescue, RAF 169 Chivenor and Burry Port RNLI A 75.

6th August

at 21:50 Crew were paged to launch as a vulnerable person was reported on old road bridge. Person was talked down and the lifeboat was washed and back on service 20:35

Services involved: Loughor Coastguard, Swansea Coastguard & Loughor Inshore Rescue and South Wales Police

13th September

Crew were paged at 20:25 to vulnerable person that jumped off bridge into the water person recovered safe and well and handed over to the Ambulance and police

Services involved: Loughor Coastguard, Swansea Coastguard & Loughor Inshore Rescue, South Wales Police and Welsh Ambulance service

18th November

Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat was paged by Swansea MRCC at 09:22 this morning to a broken down Jet-ski adrift off Crofty Point on an outgoing tide. Casualty and his Jetski safely recovered back at the Lifeboat Station Loughor where the Mobile Coastguard unit met him and gave advice. Lifeboat washed down and back on service by 10:35

1st December 18:51

Loughor Inshore Rescue was paged by Swansea Coastguard to Launch immediately as a vulnerable person was reported on Loughor road bridge. Dyfed Powys and south Wales Police were in attendance. The Lifeboat was eventually stood down by MRCC Swansea as the person was taken away. The Lifeboat was back on service at 19:25

23rd December 00:43

South Wales Police paged Loughor Inshore Rescue to Launch the Lifeboat followed by another page from the Coastguard at Swansea to Launch Lifeboat for the same shout. Immediately Crew responded to the Lifeboat station to launch the Boat. A Vulnerable person was the callout under the bridge and a hours run of tide left and NW winds of force 5-6. The person was recovered safe and well and taken away by the Police. Lifeboat back on service 02:30

Callouts Archive 2013

 

Friday 15th March

Lifeboat Crew were paged by Swansea Coastguard at 18:28 to three women cut off by the tide above the Ash Tips at Loughor. The boat was launched at 18:37 and all 3 women were returned safe and well although wet back to the slipway where Loughor Mobile Coastguard took their details.

While this rescue was taking place a 20ft Catamaran was slipping anchor and luckily the crew of the lifeboat were on scene to recover it back to the mooring to secure the vessel.

The lifeboat was then recovered at 20:15 and washed down and put back on service by 20:30

Services involved: Swansea MRCC Loughor Mobile Coastguard and Loughor Lifeboat.

 

Saturday 4th May

At 17:18 tonight Crews of the Loughor inshore Rescue Independent Lifeboat were paged by MRCC Swansea to a 18ft Maxum 1800SR3 that had run aground up river of the Lifeboat Station. Crew were on Standby to launch the ERB to assist the person onboard but he decided to wait until the tide dropped before wading off the bank to be met by Loughor Mobile Coastguard. One of the mobile Coastguard was attacked by a passing dog off the lead and had to be taken to hospital for a deep wound to the hand. Following treatment at A&E Stitches and dressings back on duty and ready to go.

 

Services involved: MRCC Swansea, Loughor Mobile Coastguard, South Wales Police and Loughor Inshore Rescue Independent Lifeboat

Sunday 26th May

At 19:37 hours tonight Swansea Coastguard paged Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat to 3 Anglers that were cut off on the outfall pipe up to their knee’s in water, just up river of the Gate Caravan Park Llanelli. The 3 young adults all from Swansea were taken off the outfall pipe by the crew of the Lifeboat and returned safely to the Slipway at the Lifeboat Station where they were met by Loughor Mobile Coastguard and given safety advice by the Coastguard after their details were taken. The boat was washed down fuelled and back on service by 20:30 hrs

Services Involved: Swansea Coastguard (MRCC) Loughor Mobile Coastguard and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat.

 

Monday 3rd June

At 15:35 today a Member of the public dialled 999 for a 15ft Piranha boat with 2 persons onboard whilst another was in the water trying to swim and pull the 15 ft boat to shore in Loughor Estuary North East of the Road Bridge. Swansea MRCC paged Loughor Lifeboat Crew to immediately launch the Lifeboat the casualty vessel had a damaged fuel pipe, whilst Crew were en-route the casualty Vessel limped back to the slipway where Lifeboat Crew assisted the retrieval onto trailer. Loughor Mobile Coastguard arrived and took the details of the persons onboard and gave suitable safety advice as none of them had life jackets on.

Services Involved: Swansea Coastguard (MRCC) Loughor Mobile Coastguard and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat Crew.

Sunday 9th June

Crew Paged by Lifeboat Secretary and also Swansea MRCC notified on launch1800.

Crew of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat were paged to a 5.80m Humber Tornado RIB which had capsized on its mooring under the road bridge at Loughor. Crew on arrival to the station immediately launched the Inshore Rescue Lifeboat to the scene that was less than a minute away from the launching slipway of the Lifeboat. Once on scene the Lifeboat took over the tow of the overturned Tornado RIB from a small boat owner assisting and slowly towed it to the slipway, to right the boat and recover it safely. 15 of the 18 man Crew attended the callout with 5 Crew on the Lifeboat the remaining Crew Members kitted up to help right the Tornado RIB and recover it onto its trailer for Inspection. Many thanks to the small boat owner that assisted although his name wasn’t given.

The Casualty Boat was recovered and the Lifeboat was also recovered washed down and back on service by 19:20 BST.

Services involved: Swansea MRCC, Loughor Mobile Coastguard and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat.

 

Sunday 16th June 2013

At 16:35 today Swansea Coastguard paged the Crew of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat to a Vulnerable person on the New Loughor Railway Bridge. Due to the state of the tide being low water Lifeboat No2 was launched with 3 Crew on board along with 5 additional Crew on foot kitted up to assist if needed.

The Male was apprehended by Dyfed Powys Police and South Wales Police when he tried to run away from the scene.

Lifeboat No 2 and Crew Stood down at 17:25. Lifeboat No 2 was recovered and washed down and placed back on service at 18:00

Services involved. Swansea Coastguard MRCC, Loughor Mobile Coastguard, Dyfed Powys Police, South Wales Police, British Transport Police and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat

 

Thursday 18th July 2013

At 13:44 today Swansea Coastguard paged Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat to persons reported in the flooding tide drifting towards Loughor from Llanelli Beach. As the Lifeboat was being launched Swansea Coastguard stood down the Lifeboat as persons had made way into an eddy to the safety of the shore. Services involved Swansea Coastguard Loughor Mobile CRO and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat

Sunday 21st July 2013

At 17:47 tonight during a Crew/Family BBQ and fun day the Crew of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat were paged by Swansea MRCC (Coastguard) to a 17ft Sailing boat with 2 P.O.B. (Persons on board) which had capsized and was under water with the Bow and Mast only showing, the two men in their late 40’s were holding on to the bow and assisted by local cockler’s out for a spin in their RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) and they were holding the 2 P.O.B. forearms to stop them from being carried off by the ebbing tide just off Crofty point. The Loughor Lifeboat deployed one Crew Member onto the Cockler’s boat to assist recovery of the 2 persons in the water whilst another Crew member went into the water to tie a line to the Sinking yacht whilst a third Crew Member took control of the broken boom to the mast of the stricken yacht to release water trapped in the sail causing the yacht to nearly turn over during the ebbing tide. The second Lifeboat at Loughor a Avon 380 Inflatable attended also to assist the Loughor Lifeboat by transferring the 2 male Casualties that had no Lifejackets on at the time to the Shore at Crofty where Loughor Mobile Coastguard was awaiting them with a few stern warnings on life jackets and why they should be wearing them! the casualty yacht Tulisi was moored off at Crofty still capsized to a mooring.

On the return back to the Lifeboat Station The lifeboat was alerted to anglers reported to be in difficulty by a member of public but they were fishing on the outfall off the Gate caravan park and were in no danger although South Wales Police were called to the incident the Anglers were happy and fishing hard in this 30 degree Celsius weather. The Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat was washed down and put back on service by 19:45 hrs.

services involved Swansea MRCC, Milford Haven Coastguard, South Wales Police Loughor Mobile Coastguard Unit and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat and Loughor Lifeboat No 2

Wednesday 24th July 2013

Tonight at 19:25 whilst we were receiving a £700 Donation from Reeco Rees and Claire Rees we received details of a 9ft Motor Vessel with 2 P.O.B.(persons on board) that had suffered problems about 2 miles up river. Lifeboat No 2 was deployed about 20 min’s prior on training and was first on scene with two Crew on board and began a short tow down river against the 8.4 metre tide. With daylight fading and rain becoming heavier the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat was also deployed with 4 Crew on board to take over the tow. The lifeboat took the female off the small casualty vessel and took over the tow with a Crew Member on board the Casualty Vessel and safely returned back to the Lifeboat station at around 20:10.

Services involved Swansea MRCC (Coastguard) and Loughor Lifeboat No 2 and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat. All washed down and back on service 20:45

Friday 26th July 2013

At 03:15 this morning whilst Crew were in their beds we were tasked by Swansea MRCC (Coastguard) to a vulnerable person on the Loughor Bridge. Whilst crew were attending Police managed to get a hold of the person and safely took them away into care. A good ending to another callout. Crew then went back home to their nice warm beds.

Services involved: Swansea Coastguard, South Wales Police and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat.

 

Wednesday 2nd October 2013

At 18:27 BST tonight Crew were attending training a small 15 open Dory boat was drifting down river towards the bridges of Loughor. The Coxswain Colin Davies contacted Swansea Coastguard to be told that 5 people had already rang in, the Crew self launched and asked Swansea to Page rest of Crew in case further help was needed. When the Loughor Inshore Loughor Independent Rescue Lifeboat launched and approached the boat which was now outside of the bridges drifting down past the Gate Inn holiday park they noticed no persons on board, immediately the Lifeboat deployed a crew member onto the boat to secure a line to tow the boat back to Loughor. Crew were trying to establish the owner of the boat and why it had been in the tide. The Lifeboat was washed down and re-housed by 19:10 ready for service.

Sunday 6th October 2013

At 13:57 BST today Swansea Coastguard paged the Crew of the Loughor Independent Rescue Lifeboat to a Male aged 49 stuck in the mud up to his waist at the Llanelli side of Loughor Bridge. A Multi Agency Rescue took place involving Swansea Coastguard Mud Rescue Crews from Burry Port Coastguard and backed up by Port Talbot Coastguard with Loughor SRT. Mid & West Wales Fire Brigade, H.A.R.T. Unit Bridgend, Welsh Ambulance service, Dyfed Powys Police & South Wales Police. First to make direct contact on scene was the Loughor Inshore rescue Crew with their Avon 380 secondary boat equipped for shallow water work, they reassured the male whilst Crew were assessing the sand he was trapped in and started to remove sand by hand digging in down the side of the casualties legs whilst MAWW crew attended with a lance to penetrate the suction of the sand to release the Male who was wearing chest waders whilst his two children approx.: 5 & 8 watched in fear for their dads safety although they were being re-assured by Emergency Service Personnel. A big thank you to the person that spotted the male from the bridge and called 999 and asked for the Coastguard. A successful outcome to what could have been a tragedy watched by two young children. boat recovered and washed down and back on service by 19:15

Saturday 14th December 2013

At 13:05 today MRCC Swansea Paged Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat to a vulnerable person up to his waist in the middle of the Estuary on a flooding tide. The Secondary Lifeboat No2 was immediately Launched with 3 Crew on-board due to lack of tide for the main Lifeboat to launch. Casualty was picked up approx.: 7 minutes after the launch and returned to the Lifeboat Slipway for recovery. South Wales Police Officer who also entered the Water to assist was also brought back with the secondary boat. Casualty was dealt with by Paramedic Responder whilst Main Ambulance was en-route to the Station. Services Involved MRCC Swansea, Loughor Mobile Coastguard SRT, South Wales Police Dyfed Powys Police and Dyfed Powys Police Helicopter X99 also Welsh Air Ambulance was called but stood down when Land unit Welsh Ambulance arrived on scene. Loughor Lifeboat No2 was washed and refuelled and back on Service 14:30

Callouts Archive 2014

 

27th April 2014

At 02:01 The crew of the Loughor Inshore Rescue were paged by Swansea MRCC to a Vulnerable person on Loughor Road Bridge. On attending the Lifeboat Station the person had climbed back ver the railings to the safety of South Wales Police. The Crew were then stood down.

Services involved Swansea MRCC South Wales & Dyfed Powys Police and Loughor Inshore Rescue.

 

29th April

Today at 09:20 Swansea MRCC Paged Lifeboat Crew to Launch the Lifeboat to investigate reports of a car submerged under Loughor Bridge. The call came into Swansea MRCC from council workers taking their break by the Estuary when they noticed the top of the Suzuki Swift showing under the road bridge covered by the tide and immediately dialled 999 fearing that someone was still inside the car. Lifeboat Crew arrived to find the car in the ebbing tide and Police and the Fire service were in attendance too as well as Loughor Mobile Coastguard SRT. Closer inspections found the car to be open and no persons were inside to the relief of crews in attendance. The owner was contacted by Police and they were awaiting them to attend the scene, there were no signs of a break in to the Car and the ignition was not damaged said a Policeman in attendance. services involved: Swansea MRCC, MAWW Fire Brigade, South Wales Police, Welsh Ambulance Service Loughor Mobile Coastguard SRT and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat Crew.

 

24th July

Today at 15:53 BST Loughor Independent Inshore Rescue Lifeboat was paged by Swansea MRCC to persons cut off at the Millennium Beach Llanelli. The Lifeboat was launched and whilst responding were stood down as neighbouring station Bury port were on scene, a job well done by all. The lifeboat was washed down and back on service by 16:25

25th July

Today at 16:42 Loughor Independent Rescue Lifeboat was paged by Swansea MRCC to a person cut off by the tide whilst fishing at Crofty Point. The Lifeboat was launched and on service by16:47 and on route to the Casualty. The Angler had tried to cross the pill but realised he was in trouble and made his way back to the bank up to his knee’s in mud. The Lifeboat picked up the Gentleman and returned him to the Lifeboat Station where he was met by Loughor Mobile Coastguard SRT who took his details and gave advice.

The Lifeboat was washed down and back on service by 18:00

Services Involved: Swansea Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) Loughor Mobile SRT (Search & Rescue Team) & Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat.

 

5th August

At 13:17 BST today Swansea MRCC paged Loughor Inshore Rescue to an Immediate launch to a person seen to jump off Loughor road bridge into the flooding tide. Whilst the Crew were responding a local resident was on the water with his open fishing boat and was directed to the person by bystanders then he recovered him from the fast flooding Estuary as the person was struggling to keep his head above …water witnessed by the Small boat owner. On recovery of the person to the small boat they headed to the slipway at Loughor Boating Club where while recovering the boat the person wandered off towards the Reverend James public house seen by local people as he was dripping wet. Loughor Mobile Coastguard were on scene with South Wales Police while Dyfed Powys Police Helicopter X-ray 99 was providing overhead search with thermal image equipment. Welsh Ambulance Service land vehicle was also at the scene while the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat was searching up river and local pills leading off the Estuary. The Police stood down the search at approx.: 15:00 BST whilst Loughor Mobile Coastguard Unit continued with a Land search until 15:20. With no one being found matching the description local to the scene Dyfed Powys police took over the incident.

The lifeboat was washed down and back on service by15:45 and awaiting further instructions from Swansea MRCC

 

21st September A busy day for us.

Whist attending a crew get together at the station at around 18:35 a speedboat with 7 persons on board ran aground north of the Station. The Crew immediately self launched the ERB Lifeboat No2 to assist with the recovery of persons in the water. The Coastguard at Swansea MRCC were informed immediately. All person recovered safely to land.

22nd September

At 00:34 The Crew of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat were paged by Swansea MRCC to reports of a person in the water at Loughor Bridge. On arrival the Crew set up two teams either side of the river searching for a casualty. The Casualty made the 999 call himself and was found to be at the lower half of the Public walkway bridge Llanelli side where he had fallen over the rail into the mud below. The casualty was pulled out by a Policeman. Services involved were Swansea MRCC MAWW Dyfed and south Wales Police Loughor Mobile SRT and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat.

 

14th November

At 23:34 Swansea MRCC paged the Crew of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat to a person reported in difficulty on Loughor road bridge. The both Lifeboats were deployed on the Ebbing tide to carry out searches around the Bridge Area and the shoreline. Dyfed Powys X99 Helicopter provide thermal scans down the Estuary with nothing found whilst Mobile Coastguard Crews and Lifeboat Shore Crews covered the shoreline with nothing found. all Crews were stood down at 01:15 and both boats returned to the Lifeboat Station where they were both washed down and back on service by 01:30.

Services involved: Swansea Coastguard, Loughor Mobile SRT, Dyfed Powys Police, South Wales Police and X99 and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat’s (both boats).

15th November

At 02:02 Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat Paged again to attend Loughor Road Bridge

The Crew of the Lifeboat were paged once more as the same person returned to the road bridge at Loughor and was sitting on the bar with legs dangling over the towards the water line which at this time was very shallow and if the person fell or jumped the results could had been fatal. once more Dyfed Powys and South Wales police and the Mobile Coastguard SRT were in attendance with the lifeboat crew. The male was apprehended by the police and all services were stood down at around 03:30

Callouts Archive 2015

8th February

At 18:51 Swansea MRCC Paged the Crew of Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat to immediate Launch as it was reported by a person that someone had jumped off the Road Bridge into the shallow flooding tide of the Estuary. At 18:56 the Crew were launching Lifeboat No2 the smaller of the two Lifeboats at Loughor while the Main Lifeboat was prepared for Launch. Loughor Mobile Coastguard took command over the incident and deployed shore crew to Search areas of the coast by foot while Dyfed Powys Air Support with illumination was sweeping the Area of the flooding tide, RAF 169 Chivenor was also on scene providing aerial thermal imaging Ground Police from South Wales Police : Heddlu De Cymru and Dyfed-Powys Police were also in attendance as well as shore and water support by HART paramedics were deployed onto the both Lifeboats. Brian Roberts of Mine Rescue also attended with mobile Thermal imaging. Following an extensive search covering all area’s of the Scene Incident Command stood all crews down at approx 20:40 where all crew returned to the Station for a de-brief with nothing being found.

All boats were washed down and placed back on service at 21:30

 

18th February

At 14:22 today Swansea MRCC paged the Crew of Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat to immediately respond and Launch the Secondary Lifeboat to a report of a vulnerable person on Loughor Road Bridge who had allegedly jumped into the water. Loughor Mobile SRT (Coastguard) was also in attendance following an extensive search the Lifeboat was stood down at 15:46 with nothing found.

The Lifeboat was washed down and refuelled and back on service 16:20

22nd March

At 19:36 tonight Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat were paged by Milford Haven Coastguard to two persons cut off by the tide and climbing into a tree or hedge to …get out of the water. At 19:49 Both Lifeboats were launched in search of the two casualties Loughor Mobile Coastguard and Burry Port mobile were in attendance along with RAF 169 who plucked the two person out of the bushes where the Lifeboat had located them and returned them both to the Ash tips car park and handed over to Loughor Mobile Coastguard. All Lifeboats were then stood down and returned to station where they were both washed down and back on service by 20:30

South Wales Police : Heddlu De Cymru first on scene.

 

14th June

At 15:35 BST today whilst holding a Free car Wash The Crew of the lifeboat were paged by MRCC Milford Haven to two persons cut off by the Tide Whilst launching… the Secondary boat the two persons were picked up by a private boat and returned to the slipway where we met them, a big thank you to the owner of the mussel boat Richard.

Services involved: Loughor Lifeboat Loughor Mobile Coastguard & MRCC Milford Haven

 

3rd July

At 18:27 today the Crew of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Independent Lifeboat were paged by Milford Haven Coastguard to immediate launch to two persons cut off by the incoming tide with their two dogs north of Loughor Road bridge The Secondary ERB rescue boat was launched and was assisted by a jet boat to recover the casualties safely to the Mobile Coastguard who arrived on scene.to give advice to the two persons.

The secondary boat was washed down and back on service by 19:20.

Services involved: Milford Haven Coastguard Loughor Mobile Coastguard and the Loughor Lifeboat team

 

 

8th August

Not a bad day if I say so myself for the Loughor Regatta loads of people attending the event we had a narrow escape this morning just before midday where two anglers father and son nearly got caught by the flooding tide. Then the Estuary was filled with all sorts of boats and jet ski’s and also water ski’s all responsibly following a anti clockwise direction helping reduce the risk of water borne accidents well done to you all.

Then it happened one of our shore crew received word from a person attending the event that his friend had ran aground just past the Gate Inn caravan club!

Nice to know that this person thought more of his friend than dialing 999 and asking for the coastguard! Details were very sketchy and the distance from the caravan park was nearly 3nm down from where he had reported to have grounded. The tide was ebbing on 1.5 hours back leaving a small window of time to respond and recover the two casualties onboard. once the casualties were located we utilized a local on a jet ski and small fishing boat to recover them to us which we are very grateful of as the depth was running out for the draft of our Lifeboat, both the casualties were then returned to the slipway where we took their details and seeing as they had no injuries they were issued with local conditions information & they went back to their Caravan to wait for the next tide to re-float their Jet Ski

Services involved Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Centre (COC) & Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat.

 

9th August

At 12:10 today the Crew launched the Lifeboat to recover the jet Ski to the owner of yesterdays callout on arrival the Ski was still high out of the water and crew who waded in to rig the Ski for a tow found she had been vandalised over night. The owner was notified and the crew returned to station to pick up the tractor and trailer to manually recover the Ski by land to the owner.

Services involved Milford haven coastguard and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat and Ground Crew

 

16th August

At 20:38 BST tonight The Crew of Loughor Independent Lifeboat were paged by Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Centre (COC) two persons reported in the water following a capsize of their canoe by the millennium Centre Llanelli. The Lifeboat was launched at 20:45 and was with the casualties by 21:00 as they got safely to shore to be met by the Loughor Mobile Coastguard SRT.

Loughor Lifeboat returned back to the station where to boat was washed down fuelled and ready for service by 21:30

Services involved Milford Haven Coastguard (COC) Loughor Mobile SRT and Loughor Lifeboat and Secondary Lifeboat

 

30th August

The Crew whilst attending their own charity car wash for the Lifeboat noticed a person behaving suspiciously by the Estuary edge of the slipway from around 11:30, when approached by one of the Senior crew it became apparent that the person was not of sound mind and the Crew member eventually managed to gain his trust and they walked off the slipway together towards the car park of the boating club. The casualty had been in the boating Club prior to this and had left contact details at the bar on the back of a third parties business card of next of kin and emergency contact details the Lifeboat Crew Member contacted the police to report the incident and the South Wales Police and Welsh Ambulance service attended to assess the casualties well being. The police handed the Male over to the Welsh Ambulance Service and an Officer accompanied the casualty to Hospital to be evaluated.

Services involved South Wales Police Welsh Ambulance Service Loughor Lifeboat Crew and Milford Haven Coastguard

 

13th September

Today just after training at around 10:16 whilst recovering the Lifeboat it was noticed that a Rib that was carrying 4 POB (persons on-board) had not returned to their trailer at the Boating Club. with 2 of the persons being children Milford haven coastguards was informed of the failure to return. We could had launched the Lifeboat but it was nearly full low tide approaching the point of no return was evident. A local boat owner who was aware of the RIB being missing ventured… towards Burry Port on land to notice the small boat struggling to return due to many sandbanks being exposed and catching a few on the return. We notified Milford Haven Coastguard we had a visual of the Casualty boat at 11:06 and that our intentions to help we then decided to use fully kitted Crew to be deployed along the banks to help remove the 2 children and 1 adult to safety and replace them with 2 Crew in case of running aground and putting the children and parent in further danger. The RIB was taken over by the Coxswain of the Lifeboat who slowly but steadily made ground using tilt and trim and local knowledge to safely being the RIB back to the Slipway. During this the Services of the South Wales Police traffic Division and Gorseinon were at the scene as was Loughor Mobile Coastguard and Milford Haven COC were coordinating the Rescue with Lifeboat Incident Command on Loughor Road Bridge

 

24th September

Today at 14:51 the Crew were paged by Milford Haven Coastguard to a person who had a spike through his foot whilst fishing opposite Tycoch Villa’s up the Estuary with a friend. Due to the area he was in we launched the secondary boat as it was able to get into the shallower waters to ease extraction of the casualty due to his injury blankets were used to steady his foot and spike to minimise his chances of causing further injury to himself and the boat and crew. On return to the Lifeboat Station Welsh ambulance Service was waiting with Gorseinon MAWW Fire service on way to cut the spike down for transportation to hospital for treatment.

Services involved Milford Haven Coastguard Welsh Ambulance Service Gorseinon MAWW Fire service Loughor Mobile CRT and Loughor Lifeboat No2 which was washed down and back on service by 16:27

 

1st November

Today whilst out on a routine training exercise the Lifeboat was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to a missing person reported via @DyfedPowys 10:09 approx As we were already on the water we were in response immediately to reports of a missing person. While on route we were stood down as the person had been found safe and well. A good outcome to the day:

Services involved Milford Haven Coastguard Dyfed Powys Police and Loughor Inshore Rescue Loughor Lifeboat

11th November

This afternoon at 16:10 GMT Milford Haven Coastguard paged the Crew of Loughor Lifeboat to an immediate Launch as a person had been reported cut off by the tide with his dog.

Up river from the Station. Person recovered and handed over to Mobile Coastguard for advice on local tidal conditions and control of his dog.

Services Involved Milford Haven Coastguard, Loughor Mobile Coastguard and Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat.

Boat was washed down and back on active service by 17:30

11th February

 

Today at 09:49 The Crew of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat were paged by Milford Haven Coastguard to immediate launch to a fishing boat that had suffered engine failure under Loughor Road bridge The two Persons on Board (P.O.B.) were quick thinking in dropping their anchor while they called the UK Coastguard Service. Loughor Mobile Coastguard Unit was also tasked to attend. The Lifeboat secured a tow to the boat and returned them safely to the Slipway at the Lifeboat Station.

The Loughor Coastguard Unit then gave advice to the crew of the fishing boat upon its recovery.

Services involved: UK Coastguard Milford Haven Loughor Mobile Coastguard and Loughor Inshore Rescue lifeboat. The lifeboat was then washed down and back on service by 11:10

7th June

Lifeboat Crew paged by Milford Haven Coastguard to respond to 2 fishermen on a sewer outlet on rising spring tide of 8 metres when on scene the tide was 3 inches off the top of outlet with wind carrying waves over the top of it. The two anglers were happy to sit it out as it was nearing top water but they were happy to know someone had been watching them and called 999 thinking they were in difficulty. following some friendly advice they were left to carry on fishing and the Lifeboat returned back to station.

The lifeboat was recovered and washed down and back on service by 21:30

 

25th June

Whilst preparing to attend Pontarddulais & Hendy Carnival the Crew noticed a small Fletcher speed boat struggling to start their engine drifting down the Estuary. Whilst preparing to launch the Lifeboat the Crew decided to use throw lines  to secure the vessel on the outgoing tide and return it to the slipway. 3 P.O.B. one life-jacket and  2 slabs of Strongbow on board, No Radio.

Milford Haven Coastguard notified and the persons were given safety advice and advised not to carry on until they had a working engine and suitable life-jacket’s and means of communication in case of an emergency.

 

26th June

While out on a training exercise just off Whitford lighthouse Milford Haven Coastguard notified over Radio of a vessel with engine failure safely at anchor half a nautical mile East of Whitford. We established  a long tow putting Crew Member Luke Jones on board and we were joined by our Sister station Bury Port RNLI Atlantic 75  while we were  taking details at the mooring Bury Port were tasked by the Coastguard to a reported stolen yacht from Tenby heading towards Gower. A first Callout for one of our latest Crew Members Adam Leyshon, well done Adam.

Services involved: Milford Haven Coastguard, Bury Port RNLI, Bury Port Mobile Coastguard & Loughor Lifeboat

15th August 2016

At 20:32 BST a public house contacted us to say there was a possible emergency? Always dial 999 for an emergency they were told! One adult and one child on a cheap dinghy and a electric engine with a dodgy battery were in trouble on the estuary. We rang the coastguard to page all our crew as well as Loughor Mobile SRT at 20:35 Lifeboat 2 was launched at 20:47 on a fast ebbing tide approaching low water to respond to the casualties drifting down towards the Gate Inn caravan park. Once recovered Loughor SRT gave suitable advice to the adult.

The Lifeboat No 2 was washed down and back on service by 21:55

 

Loughor SRT made contact on arrival using throw line to secure the casualties towards the shore while the Lifeboat took the Dinghy to the Gate Caravan park slipway for recovery.

 

23rd August

At 09:50 Crew were paged to a despondent male on Loughor bridge, on arrival the Police managed to take the male into custody and the Lifeboat was stood down

 

19th November

At 20:10 this evening Milford Haven Coastguard paged the crew of the Lifeboat following the sinking of a dory which Bury Port RNLI attended to and a second vessel the Crafty Turk which the Dory collided with was returning to loughor whilst taking on water. the Lifeboat was on the slipway being launched while sight of the casualty vessel was made Crew stood by to help secure the boat to its mooring. Bilge pumps had failed and another bilge was being brought in, it was suggested that we tow the boat above the tide line until it could be surveyed but the owner declined and insisted the vessel would be fine. Crew stayed until the 2 P.O.B. were safely ashore then washed down the equipment and back on service. The boat that sank had 2 P.OB. and they were returned by a passer by to the the boating Club lucky to survive their ordeal.

Services involved Milford Haven Coastguard Loughor Mobile SRT & Loughor Lifeboat

7th December

We were paged by South Wales Police to a despondent missing person at 15:59 Crew deployed on banks with Police to search as the darkness and mist was coming in, Air support was provided by South Wales Police Helicopter and RAF St Athan, in attendance were South Wales Police, Dyfed Powys Police, MAWW Fire Service for scene lighting Loughor Mobile Coastguard Unit, Milford /Haven Coastguard Person found safe and well at home.
Crew were washed down and back on service 17:35

17th December

Today at 12:19 Dyfed Powys Police asked Milford Haven to page Lifeboat Crew to search for a Missing Person, Loughor Mobile Coastguard & Burry Port Coastguards to land search for this person with nothing found Crew stood down at 18:30

Santa & his Elves called out to assist @loughorlifeboat in search for missing person while @sainsburys Gorseinon apologies to all

 

22nd December

We were tasked by Dyfed Powys Police to search for a missing male at 07:30 this morning with Loughor Mobile SRT & Burry Port Coastguards Mud Rescue Team to extensively search the upper part of the Estuary into Pontarddulais from the 11 arches, after a long day along with Cavada dog Todd nothing was found and Crew stood down at dusk

13th January 2017

The Crew of the Loughor Lifeboat were paged tonight at 19:59 by Milford Haven Coastguard to a vehicle with 2 POB inside cut off in the tide at Llangennech Railway station on the sewer pipe outlet as known locally . The persons were removed safely from the vehicle and later as the tide subsided the vehicle was driven off the marsh .
In attendance was Mid & West Wales Fire Brigade Loughor mobile coastguard and Loughor Lifeboat No2

Lifeboat 2 was washed down and back on service 21:30

 

2nd March

At 11:40  UK Coastguard paged the Volunteer Crew’s of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat along with coastguard Search & Rescue teams from Loughor & Bury Port after receiving reports that a Vessel was in difficulty within the Loughor Estuary. Crews responded to the scene in order to conduct a search for the vessel and recover them to a place of safety.

The initial phone call was made from a with held telephone number to the Loughor Boating Club, where a member of staff immediately contacted the UK Coastguard on 999 to inform them of the phone call.

The tide was outgoing therefore the smaller secondary flood rescue boat was deployed with two crew members on-board. Shortly after launching, the boat struck a submerged object causing the engine failure with significant damage putting that boat out of service. The cost to repair almost matches the cost of a new engine.

Following extensive search of the area by the two Coastguard units from high and low points around the estuary. No boat or persons in danger were located and all Crews subsequently returned back to their station for de-brief.

The Lifeboat at Loughor is an Independent Lifeboat funded by the local Community through collection days, fundraising events and as a result of the goodwill of the public, local schools and collection tins. We are not funded by the RNLI . Hoax calls can cause vital services to be falsely diverted away, preventing them from attending a real emergency to help a person in their time of distress or need.

It is very frustrating for crew members who give up their time to attend emergency calls and to those employers who kindly allow their staff to respond and the cost to them not knowing a false alarm has been made by a Hoax call.

Loughor Inshore rescue fully supports the investigation into finding those responsible.

January 13th, 2017|3 Comments

    2nd March At 11:40  UK Coastguard paged the Volunteer Crew's of the Loughor Inshore Rescue Lifeboat along with coastguard Search & Rescue teams from Loughor & Bury Port after receiving reports that a Vessel was in difficulty within the Loughor Estuary. Crews responded to the scene in order to conduct a search for the vessel and recover them to a place of safety. The initial phone call was made from a with held telephone number to the Loughor Boating Club, where a member of staff immediately contacted the UK Coastguard on 999 to inform them of the phone call. The tide was outgoing therefore the smaller secondary flood rescue boat was deployed with two crew members on-board. Shortly after launching, the boat struck a submerged object causing the engine failure with significant damage putting that boat out of service. The cost to repair almost matches the cost of a new engine. Following extensive search of the area by the two Coastguard units from high and low points around the estuary. No boat or persons in danger were located and all Crews subsequently returned back to their station for de-brief. The Lifeboat at Loughor is an Independent Lifeboat funded by the local Community through collection days, fundraising events and as a result of the goodwill of the public, local schools and collection tins. We are not funded by the RNLI . Hoax calls can cause vital services to be falsely diverted away, preventing them from attending a real emergency to help a person in their time of distress or need. It is very frustrating for crew members who give up their time to attend emergency calls and to those employers who kindly allow their staff to respond and the cost to them not knowing a false alarm has been made by a Hoax call. Loughor Inshore rescue fully supports the investigation into finding those responsible.  

Latest Call Outs: 2016

We were paged by South Wales Police to a despondent missing person at 15:59 Crew deployed on banks with Police to search as the darkness and mist was coming in, Air support was provided by South Wales Police Helicopter and RAF St Athan, in attendance were South Wales Police, Dyfed Powys Police, MAWW Fire Service for scene lighting Loughor Mobile Coastguard Unit, Milford /Haven Coastguard Person found safe and well at home.
Crew were washed down and back on service 17:35

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