South West Wales

Six rescued at Worm's Head after being cut off by tide

Six holidaymakers had to be rescued after getting cut off by the tide at Worm's Head on Gower.

The Horton and Port Eynon RNLI lifeboat was called out on Saturday afternoon after the group failed to make it back over the causeway before it flooded.

Swansea Coastguard said large numbers had walked over to the beauty spot.

Will Parfitt, watch manager, said: "We would strongly urge anyone wishing to visit Worm's Head to review the times for safe crossings before setting out."

Worm's Head near Rhossili is reached by a causeway which is exposed for approximately 2.5 hours before and after low tide.

The incident happened at 16:25 BST and involved six holidaymakers aged between 20 and 30 years old.

They were brought safely back to shore, where they were met by the coastguard rescue team and given safety advice.

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