South West Wales

RAF helicopter winches pair to safety at Worm's Head, Gower

Worm's Head, Gower Image copyright David Hodd
Image caption A rope rescue was initially begun but a helicopter eventually rescued the man and woman

A man and a woman have been winched to safety from a cliff at Worm's Head on Gower, south Wales.

Swansea Coastguard say they were alerted at 18:34 GMT by the police who asked for assistance.

Rhossili and Mumbles coastguard rescue teams were called out and began a rope rescue.

An RAF rescue helicopter from Chivenor in Devon was also called and set the pair down on the headland at 19:32 GMT.

Mid and West Wales firefighters set up floodlighting to assist the operation.

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