Teenager Makes Her First Rescue With RNLI

Isobel Ace takes to the waves

A 17-year-old girl has completed her first rescue with the RNLI in Mumbles.

Isobel Ace, a student at Bishop Gore comprehensive School, is the crew's youngest volunteer.

Her first rescue happened yesterday (Feb 1) just after 4.30pm.

The Mumbles inshore lifeboat was launched to rescue a man trapped by the incoming tide at the middle island. 

Isobel was first to the station and the boat was on the scene within five minutes. The man was cold and wet but otherwise unharmed. 

Lifeboat Operations Manager Tim Conway said: "Isobel is a real credit to our volunteer crew. She comes from a long line of family members who have served the charity.

"Her dad is also on the crew and both grandparents are keen fundraisers. Without our volunteer crew we simply can not operate. Isobel has just passed her first phase of training which in total takes a year to complete."

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