Hot weather and high tides saw around 30 rescues in just 2 days for one crew
The Easter sunshine and high tides have been causing problems for lifeboat crews as tourists and locals alike have had to be rescued after being cut off by the tide.
Volunteers with the RNLI in Burryport carried out three rescues on Good Friday evening as people found themselves cut off near Burryport Harbour and Cefn Sidan beach.
The crews brought the first group of fourteen visitors to safety before going back for a second group of six nearby, and then had to launch again to rescue two more people stranded, who had started to try and wade across the river to safety.
Easter Saturday proved to be another busy one for the volunteers.
Two visitors had become stuck in the same place as the previous day. They were taken to safety before another call came in reporting a group of young people wearing all their clothes had jumped into the water on the beach at Llanelli and were being washed away by the current. The crews rescued three people form the water, who didn't need medical attention.
We spoke to Alun Wells from Burryport RNLI who said knowledge of the tides is an issue for both local people and tourists:
"You need to be aware of the tides although its not easy. You can download or look up tide tables on the internet, or download an app.
"But its having local knowledge of the tide and being aware of where the tide is going to go when it does come in."
Meanwhile Lifeboat volunteers and the Coastguard are warning people walking the Gower coast past to check tide times.
Its after the Horton and Port Eynon Lifebaot was scrambled on Friday evening to rescue a man who had been stranded at local beauty spot, Worms Head.
The Rhossili Coastguard say there's been an increase in the number of people in the good weather crossing the causeway to Worms Head.
The man, who had been visiting from Wiltshire, was taken back to shore.
A spokesman for the Horton and Port Eynon Lifeboat Station said:
‘When walking at or near the coast, the RNLI would advise people, not only to check the weather conditions, but also to check the tide times and to make sure that they plan walks to ensure that they are not cut off by the incoming tide.
"The causeway between the main land and Worms Head is open for 2 1/2 hours either side of low tide and this needs to be taken into consideration when planning any walk.’