Welcome to the website of the
Loughor Inshore Lifeboat.
The Crew of the Loughor Inshore
Lifeboat are on-call 24 hours a day to help preserve life in and
around the Loughor Estuary.
The Lifeboat is one of
around 60 independent Lifeboats set up around the country, who
are not part of the RNLI and receive no funding from them,
although we do work together on exercises and call-outs. On the
sub menus you will find all the information about the station,
including photos of the crew and the Lifeboat currently on
station, as well as a history of the station and also of the
call-outs that we have attended.
The next call-out could come
at any time, day or night, and the crew will always attend,
whether they are at home or in work. Our crew come from all
walks of life, we have students, a mechanic, a postman, a computer consultant and also a finance manager on the crew.
We currently have over 20 crew members who are trained to the
highest possible standard, so that when the call comes in, they
will respond in the best possible way.
Loughor Rregatta this Saturday from midday till late
In an Emergency Dial 999 ask for the Coastguard
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