Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 12:45pm on Tuesday 31st July after a report that a child had gone missing on South Beach, Tenby.
As the volunteer crew were searching between Castle Beach and Giltar, whilst RNLI lifeguards and Coastguard searched the beach, news came through that the child had been found safe and well.
All units were stood down and returned to station.
At 6.40pm on Saturday 28th July, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch after two people were reported to be cut off by the tide at Worm’s Head.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and heading towards Worm’s Head where the volunteer crew had been tasked to provide safety cover whilst Burry Port lifeboat attempted to get the casualties off in a large swell.
Once nearing Worm’s Head, the lifeboat met up with Burry port lifeboat and then stood by as the smaller, more manoeuvrable boat went into the rocks and retrieved the casualties. They were then dropped into a more sheltered bay, to the awaiting Coastguard Teams.
Both lifeboats then returned to station, with Tenby’s re-housing at 8.30pm.
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 5.35pm on Saturday 28th July following a report to the Coastguard from a boat in the Pendine area, stating that a crew member had injured his hand and required medical assistance.
As the lifeboat was being lowered down the slipway ready to launch, the Coastguard confirmed that the casualty had managed to get ashore and was no longer in need of lifeboat assistance.
The crew stood down.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 11.55am on Friday 27th July after the Coastguard received a call from a walker, stating that he was stuck on rocks between Pidgeon’s Cave and Piss rock.
Within minutes, the lifeboat was underneath the casualty, who was about 10ft above the water’s edge, and with a little coaxing from the volunteer crew, he was soon in the boat and on his way back to Tenby harbour, where he was put safely ashore on the Mayor’s slip.
The lifeboat was then re-housed.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 5.30pm on Thursday 26th July following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a person was cut off by the tide at Giltar.
As the crew were preparing to launch, news came through that the RNLI Beach Lifeguards had resolved the situation and no assistance was required.
The crew stood down.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 8pm on Thursday 19th July, following a report to the Coastguard that a male had walked fully clothed into the sea and was now struggling to swim.
The lifeboat was quickly on scene and located the casualty some way offshore.
He was taken aboard and checked over and it was decided that due to being cold and having ingested an unknown quantity of water, it was best to request an ambulance. On arrival back at the harbour, they were met by Tenby Coastguard Rescue team who had also been paged to the incident.
Once the ambulance arrived, the casualty was handed over into their care and the volunteer crew returned to station.
At 5.40pm on Wednesday 18th July, Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch after a report from some frantic owners of a dog that had fallen over the cliff at Giltar. They also stated they were going to attempt to rescue it.
The volunteer crew were on scene within minutes and after a brief search, found the dog on rocks at the base of the cliff. A member of crew was put ashore and managed to get to the dog. It was soaking wet, but otherwise, seemed fine considering it had just fallen off a cliff.
With the dog now safely secured and a clear path visible back up the cliff, it was decided to carry the dog back up.
Once at the top of the cliff, the crew member handed over the dog to the waiting owners of the family before heading back down to the lifeboat and returning to station. Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team were also in attendance to give safety advice.
At 10.20pm on Tuesday 17th July, Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch after a report of a missing person near Llangennith Beach, some 18 miles south-east of Tenby.
As the lifeboat launched, the Coastguard received a call stating the person had been found so the lifeboat was stood down and re-housed.
At 8pm on Monday 16th July, Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched to tow the yacht that the all-weather lifeboat rescued earlier in the afternoon, into Tenby harbour.
The yacht was placed alongside the pier, allowing the skipper of the vessel to remove the rope once the tide had gone out.
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 4.30pm on Monday 16th July following a report from the lone occupant of a yacht, stating that he had suffered fouled propeller eight miles south-east of Tenby.
Once on scene some 20 minutes later, the volunteer lifeboat crew attempted to remove the rope, which appeared to be from a string of lobster pots. Unfortunately, this failed, so the skipper requested a tow back to Tenby.
With the tide too low to enter the harbour, the casualty vessel was placed on the RNLI mooring in North Bay, with a view to launching the inshore lifeboat to tow the vessel in alongside the pier once the tide allowed.
The lifeboat then returned to station, re-housing at 6.30pm