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Haydn Miller assists sailing vessel with fouled prop

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 5pm on Saturday 24th June after the crew of a 25ft sailing yacht reported that they had fouled their propeller off 1st Point.

The volunteer crew were alongside the casualty vessel within minutes of hitting the water and launched the y-boat to get a better look at what had fouled the casualty vessel’s propeller.

It turned out to be a keep pot and was released using a boat hook, allowing the crew of the yacht, which had been on passage from Swansea, to moor in the bay off Tenby’s North Beach.

The lifeboat then returned to station, rehousing at 6pm.

Three shouts in one day for busy Tenby lifeboat crews . . . .

Tenby RNLI crew had a busy day on Saturday 17th June, launching three times to seperate incidents.

At 2.30pm, the inshore lifeboat launched on its first shout of the day after a member of the public reported to Milford Haven Coastguard that they’d heard children shouting for help from the rocks at Morfa Bychan near Pendine.

The volunteer crew made best speed to the scene in choppy seas and immediately began a search of the shoreline, whilst Coastguard and Police teams searched ashore.

Whilst completing the first leg of their search, the crew spotted some children on the rocks. A crew member was put ashore to speak to the children and to stay with them until the Police could get down to the beach to interview them.

Once the children had confirmed to the Police it was them shouting, and that they were not in any danger, all units were stood down, with the lifeboat arriving back at Tenby at 5pm.

Next, at 4.30pm, it was the turn of the all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller which was requested to launch after a report that a child had gone missing in surf at Llangennith – 15 miles south-east of Tenby.

As the volunteer crew were making best speed to the scene, a further report confirmed that the child had been found safe and well.

The lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 5pm.

The final shout of the day and the second for the inshore lifeboat, came at 6.45pm, with the lifeboat being requested to launch after the Police received a call from some concerned parents stating that 2 children had failed to return to their campsite at the agreed time.

The lifeboat was requested to search the Waterwynch to Monkstone area, a possible router that the children may have taken back to their campsite.

As the volunteer crew were nearing the end of their search, it was confirmed that the children had been found safe and well in Tenby so all units were stood down.

The lifeboat arrived back at station at 8.10pm

Georgina Taylor assists fisherman who fell on rocks . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore-lifeboat Georgina Taylor launched shortly before 7.30pm on Sunday 11th June following a report to the Coastguard that a fisherman had fallen on rocks below the old lifeboat station.

The volunteer crew were quickly on scene and found the casualty on rocks just to the right of the old lifeboat station.

Two crew members were dropped ashore with the first aid kit where they treated the gentleman for a gash to his head and checked for any other injuries whilst they awaited an ambulance. Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team also arrived to provide assistance if required.

Once the Paramedics arrived, they checked the gentleman over and then walked him back to the Ambulance before taking him to hospital.

The inshore lifeboat then returned to station.

Haydn Miller rescues kayakers in difficulty . . . .

Haydn Miller’s second launch of the day happened at 6.15pm on 3rd June 2017.

This time, the volunteer crew were tasked to check out 2 kayakers that looked to be in difficulty off Wiseman’s Bridge. A member of the public had reported that the kayakers were making little headway and one of them had fallen out and seemed to be having difficulty getting back in.

The lifeboat made best speed to the area and quickly located the kayakers. They were both taken aboard the lifeboat, with one of them lifted out of the water with a double strop to keep him flat due to him having been in the water for so long. He was treated for hypothermia whilst the lifeboat headed back to Tenby and an ambulance was requested to meet the casualties at the station.

Once back at the station, both casualties were checked over by Paramedics, with one being released. The other required further treatment and used the shower facilities at the station to warm up before the Paramedics were happy to let him return home.

Haydn Miller launched after yacht suffers fouled propellor . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched shortly before 12.30pm on Saturday 3rd June after a report from a nine-metre yacht in difficulty off Caldey point.

The volunteer crew soon had the casualty vessel in sight and went alongside to assess the problem. The vessel had suffered a fouled propeller which they thought was caused by a fishing net so they requested a tow to Tenby.

The tow was set up and some 30 mins later, the vessel was safely alongside the pier in Tenby.

The lifeboat then returned to station.

Georgina Taylor assists three people cut off by tide at 1st Point . . . .

Whilst returning from the previous shout to Caldey Island, Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was diverted to three casualties that looked to be cut off by the incoming tide at 1st Point, Tenby.

The helmsman took the lifeboat into the rocks and the volunteer crew directed the casualties along a safe route the short distance back to Tenby’s North Beach.

Once the three were back on the beach, the lifeboat stood down and returned to station.

Both Tenby RNLI lifeboats launched after lady suffers severe back pain on Caldey Island . . . .

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboat were launched with a Paramedic aboard at 2.20pm on Monday 29th May after a report that a lady had severe back pain on Caldey Island.

The lifeboat arrived at Caldey and as the tide was too low to get into the jetty, the Paramedic and some volunteer crew were dropped ashore by the inshore lifeboat, where they were met by Caldey Fire Crew and taken to the casualty. The all-weather lifeboat returned to Tenby to pick up members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team to assist in securing a helicopter landing site at Caldey Lighthouse if required.

After his assessment of the casualty, the Paramedic decided that a helicopter extraction of the casualty was best so she was brought up to the lighthouse to the landing site which had been secured by Tenby Coastguard and lifeboat crew.

The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was soon overhead and landed to take the casualty on board and transport her to hospital.

The lifeboat was stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station, arriving at 4.30pm

For more information, please contact Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) Ben James on 07971 463716 or Danielle Rush, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Haydn Miller launched after dinghy spotted drifting off St Govans . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched shortly before 6pm on Friday 26th May following a report from a member of the public that a dingy was drifting off St Govans.

The lifeboat was on scene some 20 minutes later and the volunteer crew quickly located the small tender-type dinghy just off New Quay Bay.

The dinghy was brought aboard the lifeboat and after careful examination, the crew determined that it hadn’t been recently occupied and had probably broken loose from a passing vessel and been blown towards land by the onshore winds.

With this in mind and with nobody reported missing, the lifeboat was stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station, arriving at 7.15pm

For more information, please contact Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) Ben James on 07971 463716 or Danielle Rush, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

Haydn Miller launched after 9 metre cabin cruiser suffers engine failure 5 miles south of Caldey Island . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched at approximately 4.15pm on Monday 22nd May following a report from the skipper of a 9-metre cabin cruiser that he’d suffered engine failure 5 miles south of Caldey Island.

The lifeboat made best speed towards the reported position, arriving on scene just 15 minutes after launching.

Once the lifeboat was alongside, the skipper of the casualty vessel, which had four persons onboard, confirmed the vessel had lost all power and requested a tow back to Tenby. The volunteer crew then set up the tow and began the trip back to Tenby.

On arriving back at Tenby, the casualty vessel was put on the lifeboat’s outer moorings and the occupants taken aboard the lifeboat, which then rehoused at 17:45pm.

Haydn Miller launched after 4 metre dinghy sailing from Lands End to John O Groats is becalmed 13 miles south of Caldey. . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was tasked to launch at approximately 9.20pm on Wednesday 10th May following a report from the sole occupant of a 4-metre sailing dinghy that he’d been becalmed 13 miles south of Caldey Island.

The gentleman was in the process of sailing from Lands’ End to John O Groats for charity when the wind died and left him drifting in the Bristol Channel while he was trying to reach his overnight destination of Freshwater East. Luckily for him, he was well prepared and had a VHF radio and GPS so was able to call the Coastguard with his position.

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and reached the casualty 25 minutes later. The occupant was in good health and needed no medical attention. He was brought aboard the lifeboat, along with his sailing vessel and taken to his original destination of Freshwater East. He was then taken ashore in the Y-boat, along with his dinghy and was met by St Govans Cliff Rescue Team.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.10pm.

Tenby lifeboat Coxswain, Phil John said “Ken was obviously well prepared, he had a VHF radio and GPS but was just unlucky when the wind dropped. We wish him all the best on the rest of his challenge and hope the weather is kinder to him”.

You can find out more about the challenge the vessel’s skipper is undertaking here.

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