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Two rescues by new coastguard helicopter

The MCA operates Augusta helicopters. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive/PA Images

Coastguards say a man, a woman, and two dogs have been airlifted in two separate rescues involving the Maritime and Coastgurd Agency's new helicopter at RAF St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan.

A man and his dogs were cut off by the tide at Broadhaven North at around 7pm. The rescue operation involved not only the aircraft but the lifeboat at Little Haven. All were safe and well.

At around 11pm the aircraft flew a woman with a suspected broken leg to Swansea's Morriston Hospital from Sker Point, north of Porthcawl. It's thought she'd slipped on rocks. The RNLI from Porthcawl and Port Talbot were also involved.


Five rescued from sinking fishing boat

A Tamar class lifeboat is based at Angle. Credit: RNLI./PA Archive/PA Images

Coastguards say five men were rescued in the early hours of this morning from a sinking boat off the Pembrokeshire coast.

They say the 14m crabbing vessel hit an obstruction just after 2am. The Angle lifeboat was launched and picked up the men from a life-raft and ferried them, safe and well, back to Milford Haven.

There was a 15 knot wind and sea conditions were described as 'slight to moderate'.