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025 31 August 2016 Body on cliff
024 25 August 2015 Abandoned Clothes
023 05 July 2015 Tent/equipment left on cliff
02229 May 2015 Members of the Public in possible danger
021 22 November 2014 Overturned Vehicle 
020 04 August 2014 Abandoned body board
019 31 July 2014 Possible unexploded ordnance
018 22 May 2014 Body recovered
017 24 October 2013 Possible seal entanglement
016 12 August 2013. Items associated with a fatal incident
015 11 August 2013 Dog on island - no visible owner
014 27 July 2013. Person over cliff?
013 16 June 2013. Dog over cliff.
012 05 June 2013. Possible fallen climber.
011 16 April 2013. Possible cliff fall.
010 24 March 2013. Stranded surf board.
009 21 July 2011. Abandoned personal belongings.
008 03 July 2011 Unattended surfboard (false alarm)
007 01 June 2011. Abandoned clothing and effects.
006 15 April 2011. Hazardous chemical.
005 19 July 2010. Unattended bicycle on cliff.
004 30 April 2009. Cliff rescue (false alarm).
003 20 April 2009. Hoax Mayday.
002 10 August 2008. Hoax Mayday.
001 18 March 2008. Body recovered from Worm's Head.

025 31 August 2016 Body on Cliff
top While on a cliff patrol, one of the watchkeepers discovered the body of a middle aged man on the cliff path between the NCI lookout and Tears Point. The Coastguard was informed via a '999' call and the watchkeeper returned to the casualty to await authorities. Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team arrived on scene and the area was cordoned off. A fast response ambulance arrived followed by the police. The watchkeeper gave a statement to the police and was then stood down.

024 25 August 2015 Abandoned Clothes
top Members of the public called at the station with a Shakespeare survival suit that they had found, together with underwear, drink cans and cigarettes on the causeway, above high water mark. Milford haven Coastguard were informed via land line and UK Coastguard responded requesting the watchkeepers to fetch the members of the public (the first informants) back to the station. Rhossili Coastgaurd Rescue Team were tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to attend and the first informant returned to the station. Burry Port Inshore Lifeboat was also tasked to attend. The Rescue team arrived on scene and went with the first informants to the position of the find. A search was carried out from Tears Point to Kitchen Corner but nothing was found. The Rescue Team and the lifeboat stood down and the survival suit was taken to the Rhossili CRT station.

023 05 July 2015 Tent/equipment left on cliff
top A member of the public reported finding a tent blown down on the cliff top. One of the duty watchkeepers investigated and found various items inside the tent, including some camping equipment. The tent was in imminent danger of 'flying away' as most of its fixings had parted. There was concern about what had happened to the occupant of the tent and Milford Haven Coastguard were informed. Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to attend as well as two police officers. The cliff area was searched and, in addition Horton Inshore Lifeboat carried out a search around Worm's Head island and around the cliffs to Rhossili beach. Nothing was found. Subsequently there was a report that there had been two tents at the site on the previous day and that poeple had been seen removing only one tent. The Rhossili Team and the police concluded that the tent and equipment had been abandoned.

022 29 May 2015 Members of the Public in possible danger
top Two young people came to the NCI station to report that their parents were trying to rescue a sheep on the cliff. Watchkeepers contacted the relevant farmer who agreed to come to investigate. Watchkeepers also contacted Milford Have Coastguard to express concern about the safety of the two people on the cliff. The Coastguard paged the Rhossili Rescue Team to attend and they arrived shortly after. The CRT advised that everybody was now safe and removed from the scene.

021 22 November 2014 Vehicle overturned over cliff
top A member of the public came to report to watchkeepers that a Landrover had rolled over down the cliff off the path leading to Tears Point. One of the watchkeepers went to locate the accident, leaving the other watchkeeper to inform the Coastguard using a 999 call. The watchkeeper, now at the scene, radioed back to say that the driver and passenger were safe and wanted no assistance. This message was relayed to the Coastguard. After a short time the Coastgaurd Rescue Team arrived on scene to take over the incident. A little later the Air Ambulance and the Police arrived.

020 04 August 2014 Abandoned body board
top Duty watchkeepers noted an abandoned body board on the shoreline together with other adjacent objects. A report was given to Swansea Coastguard who tasked Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team to investigate. The team arrived on scene and retrieved the objects.

019 31July 2014 Possible unexploded ordnance
top A member of the public arrived at the lookout with a suspect item that he had found near Devil's Bridge on Worm's Head. The item was suspected to be unexploded ordinance from its shape and was taken to a safe place outside the lookout. Swansea Coastguard were informed and the Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team tasked to attend. On arrival, the team photographed the object and transmitted the image to Swansea for identification. The area outside the lookout was taped off. The Rescue Team were then stood down to await further instructions. The duty watchkeepers were informed by Swansea Coastguard that they were not required to stay after watch end at 18.00 hours. They were also informed that a bomb disposal crew had been alerted and were on their way to the scene.

018 22 May 2014. Body recovered
top A member of the public reported that he had discovered a man's body near the bottom of the cliff path. Swansea Coastguard were informed and a watchkeeper went to the scene to check, returning to confim the report. The watchkeeper returned to secure the site. The Air Ambulance and the Coastguard Rescue Team arrived on scene and the watch keeper returned to base. Later, the police were also in attendance. The body was identified by a friend of the deceased and the body was removed from site by private ambulance.

017 24 October 2013. Possible seal entanglement
top Two members of the public came into the lookout to report that they had sighted a seal that they believed was entangled in fishing net near the landing area on the Inner Head of Worm’s Head. Swansea Coastguard was informed and agreed to contact the RSPCA. The British Divers Marine Rescue telephoned to say that they would also be attending. NCI advised them that they would need to be on site by 1700 hrs when darkness would be approaching. The RSPCA inspector arrived, was briefed and provided with a walkie talkie and proceeded to search the relevant area of Worm’s Head. However no seal in distress was found although he had seen one with seaweed around its neck which could have initiated the alarm.

016 12 August 2013. Items associated with a fatal incident.
top A coasteering instructor reported that there was an abandoned tent, sleeping bag, drink bottles, etc. on a ledge at the foot of the cliffs near Kitchen Corner. One of the watch keepers investigated and then informed Swansea Coastguard. Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) arrived but had to wait for the Police as there had been an incident the previous day when a body with a severe head injury was found in the sea. The CRT was advised by Swansea Coastguard that items could be recovered as the police confirmed they were part of the fatal incident. The CRT came to the lookout to advise the watch keepers that they were now leaving with the fisherman’s belongings.
You can read a local newspaper report of the fatal incident here.

015 11 August 2013 Dog on island – no owner visible?
top Watchkeepers observed a lone dog on the lower North side footpath on Worm’s Head. There was concern that no owner was visible and so Swansea Coastguard was informed. RNLI ILB Horton was in the vicinity on exercise. The Coastguard tasked the lifeboat to circumnavigate the island to see if the owner was visible on the other side, out of sight of NCI. This proved to be the case for the ILB reported via channel ‘0’ that they had spotted two fishermen who were probably the dog’s owners. The Coastguard was satisfied that there was no-one in danger and suggested that the ILB crew return to their exercise.

014 27 July 2013. Person over cliff?
top A member of the public called at the lookout to report a person lying on grassy ledge and not moving. One of the watch keepers went to cliff edge with the first informant to investigate. The watch keeper shouted to the person below but there was no response. The watch keepers informed Swansea Coastguard by telephone. Six minutes later the Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) arrived and made way down to ledge. The CRT ascertained that all was well; the person was asleep. The CRT departed after speaking to gentleman concerned and advising him that he was in a dangerous position. Recorded as a false alarm with good intent.

013 16 June 2013. Dog over cliff.
top A distressed and breathless lady reported to the duty watch keepers that her sister's dog had fallen over the cliff after escaping from its lead. The dog could be seen on a ledge. Swansea Coastguard was informed by telephone but they were already aware as a result of a 999 call from another member of the public. Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) was tasked. In the meantime the lady, who was the owner of the dog and had run from the scene of the incident which was near Rhossili village, was looked after by the watch keepers until she had recovered. Subsequently the CRT reunited owner and dog.

012 05 June 2013. Possible fallen person.
top Two people called at the lookout to report that they had heard shouts in the Fall Bay area. They looked and and could see a person possibly in danger. The watch keepers passed the information to Swansea Coastguard who tasked the Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) to investigate. The persons were located by the CRT and identified as qualified climbers and in no danger.

011 16 April 2013. Possible cliff fall.
top A member of the public informed the watch keepers that he had seen a group of people, possibly climbers, on the lower footpath between Mewslade Bay and Fall Bay over an hour before and that there was possibly a person in difficulty on the rocks below them. The watch keepers informed Swansea Coastguard who spoke to the man and said they would task the Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team to investigate. About 50 minutes later Swansea Coastguard rang the watch keepers to say no further action would be taken.

010 24 March 2013. Stranded surf board.
top During a routine cliff patrol, a watch keeper reported that a surf board was lying on the rocks at the foot of the cliff in the area known as Kitchen Corner. No accompanying surfer could be seen. Swansea Coastguard was informed and further information provided. The Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) was tasked to investigate. Having called at the lookout for a briefing the CRT recovered the board and took it away.

009 21 July 2011 Abandoned personal belongings.
top During a routine cliff patrol and walkie talkie radio check, the watch keeper observed a rucksack and fishing gear on rocks near the shoreline but there was no sign of the owner. Concerned that the owner had fallen and was injured, Swansea Coastguard was provided with the grid reference of the items. Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) was tasked to investigate. Before they arrived the watch keeper who was at the cliff edge making a visual search of the area, spotted the probable owner some distance away on the rocks but heading back towards the equipment. Swansea Coastguard was informed. When the CRT arrived the watchkeeper in the lookout updated them and they left.

008 July 2011 Unattended surfboards (false alarm)
top The Causeway was flooded at the shingle bank. NCI observed two unattended surfboards on rocks on the mainland side of the flooded causeway. There were people fishing on the rocks, retreating from the incoming tide but all ignored the surfboards. The watchkeepers decided to call Swansea Coastguard who tasked Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team to attend. Subsequently the surfboards were retrieved by a previously unseen person. Rhossili CRT concluded that the incident was a ‘False Aram, Good Intent’.

007 01 June 2011. Abandoned clothing and effects.
top During a cliff-top patrol a binocular scan revealed what looked like a black rucksack, grey and red jacket and a fishing rod near the path at the bottom of the cliff. The watch keeper returned to the lookout and informed Swansea Coastguard. Prior to the patrol the local police had called at the lookout and asked that if any abandoned clothing and fishing equipment was found they wished to check whether it might have belonged to a deceased person washed up on Rhossili beach a few days earlier. A police incident number was provided. Two members of Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) arrived and one was escorted on foot by the watch keeper to the sighting point. The second team member followed in the vehicle. Using binoculars, both coastguards confirmed the appearance of clothing, etc. and went to investigate. They recovered a sleeping bag and a crab line attached to a long cane with red flags attached.

006 15 April 2011. Hazardous chemical.
top A person called at the lookout to report a sealed container of phosphoric acid which had been washed up on stones just to the left of the main steps down to Rhossili Beach. The watch keepers passed on the information to Swansea Coastguard who tasked Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team to inspect. Further action involved the Fire and Rescue Service and the Environment Agency who are responsible for the safe removal of the container.

005 19 July 2010. Unattended bicycle on cliff.
top A bicycle in good condition, locked and with a helmet slung from saddle was noted by watch keeper on cliff patrol. Later that evening, two people called at the lookout to say that they had seen the bicycle there three or four days earlier. They had had not passed that way in the meantime but it was in the same place as before. Swansea Coastguard was informed of the position of the bike. They said they would inform the police who duly came and removed the bike. The following morning a man was observed packing up a tent. He had been camping on the cliff since Friday but had been striking the tent during the day and leaving the bike when he didn't need it. He was given the relevant contact number for the police.

004 30 April 2009. Cliff rescue.
top A member of the public reported that a man was stuck half way up the cliff and was shouting for help. Swansea Coastguard was informed and one of the watchkeepers went to investigate. The Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) assembled. The watch keeper returned and informed the Coastguard that the man had scaled the cliff unaided and wasn't shouting for help but shouting at the gulls. The CRT stood down and the man walked back to the car park.

003 20 April 2009. Hoax Mayday.
top Swansea Coastguard rang the lookout to ask the watch keepers to conduct a visual search for any vessel in difficulty after they had heard part of a Mayday. Nothing was seen. Further Mayday from the casualty mentioned that it was near the old lighthouse which was assumed to refer to Whiteford lighthouse. A ski boat and fishing vessel in the area joined the search but found nothing. Swansea Coastguard broadcast a Pan Pan for any vessel with knowledge of a vessel in distress to report but had no response. Swansea Coastguard called off the search and classified the incident as a hoax call.

002 10 August 2008. Hoax Mayday.
top NCI watch keepers commenced a visual search following a report of a vessel with engine failure 10 nm SW of Worm's Head. SAR helicopter 169 tasked to carry out a search. A lifeboat was also involved. After about an hour and three quarters the Coastguard confirmed that the police had traced the call which had been made inland and was a hoax.

001 18 March 2008. Body recovered from Worm's Head.
top A member of the public reported seeing a body at the outer head of the Worm. The Coastguard was informed and the Rhossili Coastguard Rescue Team, the Horton and Port Eynon ILB and an ambulance were tasked. The ILB conveyed police out to the scene and returned with the body which was taken away in the ambulance.
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