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Man rescued after boat runs aground on rocks

A man was rescued this morning after his boat ran aground Credit: Angle RNLI

A man was rescued by the RNLI this morning after the boat he was on ran aground on rocks. The boat grounded near Milford Haven just after 5am today, forcing the man, who was in his 40s, to scramble ashore.

An RNLI crew was dispatched to the scene and rescued the man while the sailing boat he was originally on began to break up and become swamped by waves. The rescued man was uninjured and returned safely to Milford Haven.

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Meet Miss Daisy - The vintage car making a charity coastal trek around Wales

Two vintage Austin motor cars with a combined age of 159 years will attempt to complete a tour of Wales by driving round the coastal roads of Wales.

Miss Daisy and Sir Herbert at Penarth Lifeboat Station on Wednesday

One of the drivers, Tony Phillips, is doing the journey to raise money for the RNLI after he was saved during a rowing race across the Irish Sea in 2008.

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RNLI Lifeguards' warning ahead of Easter return

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The RNLI in Porthcawl, South Wales Credit: PA

RNLI lifeguards return to their posts around Wales this Easter weekend and have reminded beach-goers to be aware of the dangers.

From 10am the charity's lifeguards will be present at Aberavon, Neath Port Talbot, Whitmore Bay in Barry Island and Tenby South beach to offer advice and assistance to beach-goers.

All three beaches kept the lifeguards extremely busy in 2013.

Whitmore Bay was the busiest Welsh RNLI lifeguarded beach for the second year running as the lifeguards responded to 221 incidents and assisted 236 people.

"RNLI lifeguards are trained to respond to a range of incidents both on the beach and in the water," said Stuart Thompson, South Wales RNLI Lifeguard Manager.

"We work with the Ambulance Service as First Responders to deal with minor and major first aid incidents, rescue people from rip currents as well as assisting other emergency services to help search for missing children.

"It was great to see thousands of people enjoy the hot weather on Welsh beaches last summer and hopefully we'll see more of the sun again this year.

"When enjoying the coast we advise people to try and visit a lifeguarded beach and to always swim or bodyboard between the red and yellow flags - this is the area that's patrolled by the lifeguards.

"If you get into trouble raise your hand and shout for help; or if you see someone else in danger please don't try and attempt the rescue yourself - tell a lifeguard or call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

Teens rescued by RNLI after getting cut off by tide

Two teenagers were rescued by Porthcawl RNLI after they were cut off by the tide at Llantwit Major.

The two teens rang 999 on Sunday evening after becoming stuck below cliffs, but weren't sure of their exact location leading to a search being launched by two lifeboats from Porthcawl.

Both boys, who were wet and very cold, were taken to the Barry Dock, where they were met by paramedics.

Porthcawl Lifeboat operations manager Philip Missen said: "This was a testing callout for our crews, but with a very successful outcome in saving both casualties.

"Fortunately they did have a mobile phone and were able to make that important call for help. We would recommend that the public should always check the tide times before walking in areas where it is possible to be cut off by the incoming tide."

RNLI rescue family stuck in the mud

The RNLI in Moelfre was launched to help rescue a family stuck in the mud at Red Wharf Bay.

When they arrived at the scene, two of the three family members had managed to make their way ashore.

Time was of the essence; as the individual was only meters from the incoming tide and had been trapped for almost two hours. The volunteer crew liaised with the local coastguard team from Moelfre, and it was confirmed that two of the three family members were safely ashore. The third person could be clearly seen waist deep in mud, but access was hindered due to the depth of the surrounding silt.

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A coastguard mud rescue specialist was sent to the scene, and working together the lady was finally extracted from the mud with only minutes to spare, before the incoming tide covered the area she was trapped.

A rescue helicopter from RAF Valley was on standby, but was stood down as local ambulance crews assessed the casualty, who was later released fit and well.

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