Lifeboat joins in rescue bid
THE new Mumbles lifeboat assisted in a search and rescue mission after a light aircraft came down in the seas of Jersey yesterday, leaving two people dead.
The volunteer crew are currently undergoing exercises designed to familiarise them with the new Tamar class lifeboat off the coast of Dorset.
They searched for around four hours for survivors after the aircraft crashed.
Martin Double, of the crew, said: "We were just setting out on an exercise passage to show the crew some of the capabilities of the new boat. The boat is still undergoing trials so its not officially on service but when a May Day call goes out all vessels do their best to respond."