Latitude 51° 40' 45.90" N
|Welcome! Croeso! Willkommen! Bienvenue! Dynnargh!
This web site is intended to act both as an introduction to what the Burry Port and Pembrey area has to offer, and as a local portal and magazine for the area, its people, organisations and businesses.
NEWS FROM OUR TWITTER FEED...
Favorite Tweets by @Burry_Port
Boat launches for Easter Kayaker
At 1 pm on Easter Monday 1 April 2013 the volunteers at the RNLI’s station at Burry Port launched to search for a kayaker reported in difficulty in Rhossili Bay.
Due to a strong easterly wind and heavy surf the kayaker was being carried out to sea. With the difficult conditions the kayaker had fallen out of his kayak and was unable to recover his canoe. His plight had been spotted by many people on the beach who had dialled 999 to call the coastguards to ask for help.
Swansea Coastguard requested the immediate launch of Burry Port’s Atlantic 75 Dorothy Selina. The lifeboat was in the area within 10 minutes of launching: the crew was given a search pattern to follow. Before completing the search it was reported that the kayaker had made his own way ashore but there was a surfer, who had entered the sea to help, reported missing. Fortunately the surfer had also made his way to the beach. The crew recovered the kayak and paddle. The kayaker was taken by RAF Sea King helicopter to Morriston Hospital, Swansea suffering from hypothermia.
The Burry Port lifeboat was crewed by Robert Davies, Lee Howells and Paul Stewart who was on his first call. Paul said on his return “it was exiting to have my first service call, I’m glad that the casualty was recovered from the water”.
NEXT LOCAL EVENTS
Burry Port Male Choir: Choir Annual Concert 7pm - Memorial Hall, Parc-y-Minos Street, Burry Port
Thinking about having your own website? Please contact us for a quotation - we can also offer full hosting, website development and maintenance projects. Please email us at email@example.com.
Please feel free to view and offer any suggestions, details of events and any news etc. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org