Coastguard safety warning to beach lovers
Busier beaches has also meant an increase in incidents across the coast, with Swansea Coastguard inundated with over the weekend.
They reported several rescues across the coastline by Saturday night, including a man who was rescued from a pleasure craft deemed not fit for purpose.
The Coastguard also assisted in the search for a number of missing children, as well as rescuing people who got stuck in the mud.
Swansea Coastguard Watch Manager Dai Jones said: “We would like to remind the public that when on board pleasure craft, or any type, it is essential to have up to date safety equipment on board. Check weather conditions and ensure your communications equipment is functioning properly and that you know your location at all times.
“When at the beach with children, ensure they are well supervised at all times; agree a meeting point in case people become disoriented. Also take advantage of wristband schemes for younger children.
“If you become stuck in the mud, try and spread your weight as much as possible. If you have a mobile, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Avoid moving around and stay calm.”