Woman saved in early morning rescue

PUBLISHED: 11:18 29 October 2010

Weston RNLI

Weston RNLI

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A 'DISTRESSED' woman was rescued by Weston RNLI today after they received a report that a person was walking into the sea next to the Grand Pier.

The crew was called out at around 2am following a call from Swansea Coastguard.

Two lifeboats were scrambled within 10 minutes of the call and found a woman in the mud 40 metres from the sea.

She was taken to the RNLI station on Birnbeck Island and was handed over to the care of paramedics.

An RNLI spokesman said: “The casualty, although distressed, was very grateful for the calm, friendly and efficient way she had been rescued.

“She was astounded that the RNLI crew had come out for her in the middle of the night even though they were unpaid volunteers.”

This was the second call-out in 24 hours for the crew.

A report yesterday suggested that someone was in danger at sea but a thorough search proved fruitless.

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