South West Wales

Brothers rescued at Llangennith, Gower, after swept off rocks

Llangenith beach
Image caption Llangennith beach on Gower

Two teenage brothers had to be rescued from the sea near Llangennith, Gower, after one fell off rocks and the other jumped into save him.

The pair had been fishing at Blue Pool corner with two other friends when the incident happened.

After the second brother jumped in, a third friend ran to a nearby beach and used a walker's mobile phone to raise the alarm at 20:00 BST on Wednesday.

The brothers are recovering at Morriston Hospital.

A fourth member of the group kept watch over the brothers until help arrived.

Swansea Coastguard called out the Rhossili Coastguard rescue team, the Loughor independent rescue boat, Burry Port RNLI inshore lifeboat and the Tenby RNLI all weather lifeboat and a rescue helicopter.

One brother was picked up by Burry Port lifeboat and the other was winched from the water by the helicopter.

Will Parfitt, watch manager at Swansea Coastguard said: "The coastguard recommends that anglers who are fishing on their own close to the water's edge and from an unstable platform, such as rocks, should wear a lifejacket or buoyancy aid."

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