Dad stuck in Loughor mud pays thanks to rescuers
A man who was trapped in mud by Loughor Bridge has paid thanks to emergency services who came to his rescue - and issued an appeal to the man who came to his aid.
Loughor in-shore lifeboat, as well as coastguard mud rescue crews, scrambled to help the 49-year-old on Sunday afternoon, after receiving a call from a member of the public.
The man, who has asked to remain anonymous, was watched during the rescue by his two young children, aged 6 and 3, who were comforted by coastguard staff.
He said: “It was an horrific experience, and would not want to go through that again.
“I was stuck up to my knees. My children were safe on the bank playing in pools look for crabs.
“I knew they were safe.
“We had done some shrimping, and I was trying to fly fishing when I was caught out.
“A man saw me and attempted to pull me out, but when he couldn’t he called the emergency services.
“I was going forward and backwards but couldn’t get out. I wouldn’t want anyone else to go through that.
“I’m going down to thank the crew for what they did, but I’d also like to thank the guy who first came to help me, and who called 999. I can’t say thank you enough”.
He has also offered his services to local schools, should they need someone to speak about the dangers of the area.