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Tenby’s inshore lifeboat rescues dog that was cut off by tide after running away from its owner . . . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched shortly before 7am on Monday 9th May after a call to Milford Haven Coastguard from a gentleman reporting that his dog had got cut off by the incoming tide after it ran off whilst he was walking it along the Paragon beach.

The lifeboat was soon on scene, with the volunteer crew spotting the dog in a small cove under the Imperial Hotel. A crew member went ashore and retrieved the dog, which was none the worse for its ordeal.

The dog was then taken back to Tenby Harbour and reunited with its relieved owner who had made his way down to the Inshore Lifeboat station.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat rescues 3 people cut off by the tide.

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday 26th April following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from 3 people stating that they were cut off by the incoming tide between 1st Point and Waterwynch.

The volunteer crew began their search at the end of North Beach and quickly found the casualties on rocks between 1st and 2nd Points.

They were taken aboard the lifeboat and checked over to make sure they didn’t need medical attention, before being dropped onto the North Beach where they were met by members of Tenby Coastguard.

Tenby Lifeboat launches after man goes over cliff after his dog . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at approximately 12.45pm on 23rd April following a report that a gentleman was stuck on a cliff near Broadhaven after climbing down to attempt to rescue his dog that had fallen off. Units also tasked were Tenby and St Govans Coastguard and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187.

The volunteer crew were soon on the water and made best speed to the area. Once on scene, the casualty was spotted clinging to rocks around 20ft from the top of the cliff. The ‘Y boat’ was then launched and a crew member was put ashore to make contact with and reassure the casualty that help was on its way.

Rescue helicopter 187 was soon on scene where they lowered the winch man to retrieve both the casualty and his dog and return them to the top of the cliff where they were met by the Coastguard teams. Sadly, the dog had passed away. The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving back at 2.10pm.

Car wash 2016

Despite the torrential rain and strong winds, plenty of people turned up to support us at our annual Car Wash which was once again very kindly hosted by Tenby Fire Station.

Flipping good fun at Pancake race

Tenby RNLI’s 6th annual pancake race took place yesterday, 16th February in the town’s Tudor Square.

Once again, there was a huge turnout of both spectators and participants, with Stormy Stan also making an appearance to ensure there was no cheating going on in the crew race and deputy mayor Councillor Sue Lane on hand to start the races.

Winner of the race for five and unders was Ollie Toy; with Emily Walters coming home first in the six to eight category and Melissa Drinkwater triumphing in the nine-12 section. The men’s race was won by Daniel Evans.

The fundraising day was finished off with a two-course pancake dinner at the Fourcroft Hotel.

Tenby RNLI would like to thank all spectators and participants for making this year’s race another huge success.

Tenby RNLI invites you to the launch of a new anniversary book . . . .

Wednesday 2nd March 2016 will be a very special day for Tenby Lifeboat Station – 10 years since the Tamar class lifeboat Haydn Miller (the most advanced in the world at that time) arrived to take up duties in the innovative new £5.8 million boathouse and visitor centre which was custom-built to accommodate her.

The occasion is being celebrated with the launch of a new book commissioned and published by the RNLI. Open to all, the launch is an opportunity to obtain a first-edition copy signed by crew members and author Trevor Barrett. The book is superbly illustrated with archive photographs dating back to the 1850’s and many new photos, including some taken during actual rescues.

The Story of Tenby Lifeboats 1835 to the Present Day is a tribute to all those volunteers who have served the station and who to date have saved more than 900 lives. In addition to describing some of the most harrowing (and sometimes tragic) shouts in Tenby RNLI history, the book also recalls many lighter moments, such as the day when Gustav, a stuffed toy cat, miraculously gave birth to two toy kittens aboard Haydn Miller!

Book launch details: 2nd March 2016, 12.00-2.00, Tenby Lifeboat Station. All are welcome. The book is priced at £5.95 and will be on sale during the launch event and then from the station shop during its normal opening hours.

Haydn Miller launches on first shout of year to assist 94m cargo vessel . . . . .

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched just after 11pm on Monday 2 February after the 94 metre cargo vessel Aasvik suffered engine failure 8.5 miles South east of Tenby.

The crew of the vessel were attempting to deploy their anchor but due to the swell and the risk of the vessel grounding if the anchor failed to hold, the lifeboat was requested. Mumbles lifeboat was also put on stand-by.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and stood by in rough seas as the crew of the casualty vessel secured the anchor. Once it was determined that the anchor was holding successfully, the lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard, arriving back at station at 00:35.

First shout of year as 26ft fishing vessel reported overdue . . . .

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ had its first shout shortly before 9pm on Tues 12th January after a 26ft fishing vessel was reported overdue at Milford. The vessel, with two persons aboard, had gone to sea earlier in the day, with the occupants planning to return early evening but when it failed to arrive back at Milford, worried family members raised the alarm by calling the Coastguard.

Both of Angle’s lifeboats were already searching Milford Haven waterway and Coastguard rescue helicopter R187 from St Athan had also been requested. Tenby’s lifeboat was tasked to search further rout to sea as it wasn’t apparent where the fishing vessel had been heading when it went to sea.

As the crew were preparing to launch the lifeboat, a call from the Coastguard confirmed that the casualty vessel had been found safe and well in Angle Bay. The occupants were fishing and required no assistance. All search units were stood down.