Two saved from rocks after be­ing stranded by tide

Carmarthen Journal - - News - IAN LEWIS 07790 591150 [email protected]­di­awales.co.uk

TWO peo­ple had to be res­cued from rocks in Car­marthen Bay after be­com­ing stranded by the in­com­ing tide near Fer­ry­side.

The walk­ers, who are lo­cal and un­der­stood to be in their late teens or early twen­ties, were picked up by the Fer­ry­side Lifeboat on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

The lifeboat sus­tained mi­nor dam­age it­self in the res­cue by strik­ing rocks.

An­thony Rees, coxswain at Fer­ry­side Lifeboat, said: “They were at a point at an area known as Lit­tle Ben.

“From our point of view it was ac­tu­ally a rel­a­tively be­nign task as the sea state was calm and there was still light.

“Hav­ing said that, the po­si­tion of the walk­ers was such that the lifeboat still man­aged to hit a cou­ple of rocks and in­curred some very mi­nor dam­age whilst mov­ing in­shore to pick up the walk­ers.

“It was also very cold so they were treated for shock and ex­po­sure by the crew and kept boathouse un­til were col­lected by fam­ily.

“They left us fit and well, but as al­ways ad­vice was given out to them to at­tend a doc­tor should that change in any way.

“The pair were re­turned to Fer­ry­side lifeboat sta­tion safe and well.”

Ear­lier this month it was an­nounced that the Fer­ry­side Lifeboat team is one of al­most 60 vol­un­teer search and res­cue teams that will ben­e­fit from £1 mil­lion in gov­ern­ment fund­ing to al­low them to buy the equip­ment they need to save lives.

The in­de­pen­dent team of vol­un­teers, who raise all the money to fund their train­ing and res­cue mis­sions them­selves, have re­ceived £63,984.06 for the pur­chase of a surf res­cue boat, out­board en­gines and other res­cue equip­ment in­clud­ing dry­suits. at the they their

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