Lifeboat, helicopter search but where were girls? In restaurant
TWO girls who sparked the launch of a lifeboat, Coastguard rescue teams and a Sea King Rescue helicopter were found eventually - in a restaurant.
Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat was launched after a report of 2 female walkers in their early teens in difficulty, scrambling over rocks trying to get from Tor Bay to Three Cliffs Bay.
The volunteer crew of the lifeboat carried out a full search of the area including Tor Bay, Pobbles and Three Cliffs bay.
The search was also conducted up the river from Three Cliffs. A helicopter from Portland was in support as were 2 Coastguard Teams.
The missing girls, who were visitors to Gower, later turned up at the Coalhouse Restaurant in Oxwich.
It was discovered they had returned to Oxwich bay rather than trying to get around the coast to Three Cliffs bay.
The volunteer lifeboat crew were helmsman Gavin Roberts, Tom Grove and Cora Hawkins.
The Lifeboat had been launched on the previous evening to rescue 2 walkers who were trapped on rocks in Tor Bay. They were taken to the beach at Oxwich.
Lawrie Grove, Lifeboat operations manager for the Horton and Port Eynon station said: “The forecast of good weather for most of the bank holiday weekend means that a lot of people, both visitors and locals alike will be out on the water or walking along the coast.
“It is important that you tell a responsible person where you are going and what time you expect to be returning and let them know if you are delayed.”