South West Wales

Three teens rescued from cliff at Langland near Swansea

Three teenage boys were rescued after climbing a 155ft (47m) cliff at Ginnys Gut, Langland, near Swansea.

Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from one of the boys at 18:37 BST on Wednesday.

The 15-year-old had made it to the top of the cliff, but his friends got into difficulty.

Coastguard rescue officers from Mumbles and Rhossili attended the scene and the RNLI Mumbles inshore lifeboat was requested to launch.

A rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor in Devon was scrambled and South Wales Police were also called.

Swansea Coastguard watch officer Bernie Kemble said: "The rescue helicopter rescued the 15-year-old boy from the cliff at Ginnys Gut, Langland, after he became stuck whilst attempting to climb up the cliff from the beach.

"A second 15-year-old boy was rescued from the base of the cliff by lifeboat crew. All three boys are now safe and well."

Swansea Coastguard issued a reminder to visitors to the coast to always check the weather and tidal conditions before setting out.

They should also consider whether they could become cut off and should not take risks and use cliffs as a short cut, the coastguard said.

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