Man airlifted to hospital with suspected heart attack off Rhossili
A 50-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with a suspected heart attack yesterday, while taking part in a water sport in Gower.
Swansea Coastguards received a distress call at around 2pm on Saturday, and the Rhossili coastguard rescue team attended Fall Bay, where the male was suffering from a possible heart attack.
A spokesman for Swansea Coastguards said: "The RAF Sea King helicopter attended and airlifted the man to Morriston Hospital."
The man was part of a coasteering group, a past-time which has become popular across the Welsh coastline over recent years.
It involved swimming, climbing, diving and walking in a wetsuit, lifejacket and helmet.
A spokesman added: "It's become very popular and that's great, as long as we are made aware of what is happening.
"We encourage people to make sure they have got all the necessary safety equipment and to go with a qualified instructor or a group.
"We'd also ask that people check the weather conditions.
"But it's increasingly popular, we have seen them out there ourselves."
He added that the helicopter was called because the group was in such a remote location.
There is no current update on the man's condition.