CARDIGAN lifeboat has been called out four times in 24 hours.

The first call came yesterday (Thursday, July 30) at around 1.30pm to reports of a person in trouble in the water near Mwnt beach.

Cardigan RNLI’s D-Class lifeboat was launched and on arriving at Mwnt found the casualty had managed to climb ashore.

The crew provided medical attention before handing over to colleagues from the Welsh Ambulance Service.

HM Coastguard rescue helicopter was also tasked and on scene but its services wasn’t needed on this occasion, along with Cardigan Coastguard.

The lifeboat’s second call-out of the day came at 4.55pm. The Atlantic-85 lifeboat was sent to assist a 15ft cabin cruiser with engine difficulties off Newport Head.

The vessel managed to regain power independently and the lifeboat returned to its Poppit Sands station.

The third call came this morning (Friday, July 31) at around 9.40am to reports of three kayakers in difficulty off Aberporth.

The crew of the lifeboat managed to locate and assist the kayakers back to Aberporth beach safely, where they were met by Cardigan Coastguard. It is understood the offshore winds and current had swept them more than two miles out to sea.

And no sooner had the lifeboat crew completed a wash down and refuel from the first launch, the Atlantic-85 was again launched to reports of more kayakers in difficulty again off Aberporth. They were also escorted back to shore safely.

An RNLI spokesperson said: "Winds can quickly change, please check with RNLI beach lifeguards for safety advice before entering the water."