RNLI Mumbles crew rescue Swansea fishing boat family

A family of four from Swansea have been rescued by the RNLI's Mumble inshore crew after becoming stranded in a fishing boat.

The two adults and two children were left floating off Mumbles pier when the engine on their 4m (13ft) vessel failed on Thursday evening.

Members of the volunteer inshore rescue team at Mumbles towed the boat back to Knab Rock.

Rescuers said it highlighted the need to plan sea journeys carefully.

"They were very lucky as if it had been half an hour later it would have been dark," said RNLI crew member Andrew Edwards.

"At this time of year it's important to be able to time your journey to ensure that you return to port with plenty of day light in case of any problems."

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