A group of 10 guys wanting to celebrate their stag do in Swansea decided to cross the Bristol Channel in 2 high-speed RIBs from Devon, but broke down and had to be rescued 8 miles off Mumbles head, Swansea.
On Saturday afternoon the stag group from the Midlands set off from Ilfracombe and approximately 8 miles from the Mumbles Head one of the engines ran into trouble.
The other vessel tried to tow the troubled RIB, however with a strong tide (spring tide) and a very choppy sea after an hour they had barely made any progress towards the shore.
So at 17:00 BST a lifeboat was scrambled to rescue the group, 2 members of the stag party were suffering from exposure; the broken vessel and the other members were towed to safety by a local fishing boat, the Natasha Jane.
According to the BBC website Martin Double from the Mumbles lifeboat said, “luckily they were aware that water and alcohol don’t mix, although I got the feeling the groom to be was going to have a stag night to remember”.