Four saved in Kidwelly Marsh rescue
A GROUP of holidaymakers had to be rescued by the emergency services after getting into difficulty at the Kidwelly Marsh.
Ferryside Inshore Rescue Lifeboat, Burry Port H.M. Coastguard and the police were called to the marshland in Kidwelly on Monday afternoon, after four people became stuck.
James Littlejohns, of Ferryside Lifeboat, said the walkers became stuck due to the incoming tide. "I believe they tried to walk from Pembrey to Kidwelly across the marsh. This is not what you want to be doing on an incoming tide. The people got caught out because it was an incoming tide.
"There is not a footpath there, so you should use the actual pathways and roadways on an incoming tide."
Mr Littlejohns said anyone trying to walk across the marsh on incoming tides will get into difficulty, as the mud is very thick and there are water traps. "I would tell people to be mindful of the tides and take necessary precautions.
"If they do not know the area get a map and if they are out walking they should have the necessary equipment.
"The tides are extremely quick around here, same as they are in Bristol," he added.