Both lifeboats launched after two people get cut off by incoming tide between Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth . . . .
Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were tasked to launch at approximately 9.20am today (Sunday 30th April) following a report from two walkers stating that they were cut off by the incoming tide somewhere between Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth.
The casualties had left Saundersfoot earlier in the day around low tide and had decided to walk to Amroth along the beach. As the tide came in, they found themselves surrounded by water and had to climb the rocks.
Both lifeboats made best speed towards the general area of Amroth in a rough south-easterly swell.
The volunteer crew quickly spotted the casualties waving at them from rocks between Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth. The inshore lifeboat helmsman took the boat into the rocks but after assessing the conditions, decided that due to the swell, it was too dangerous to attempt to get them off by sea.
The Coxswain then requested Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan.
Once on scene, the helicopter picked up the casualties one by one and winched them up, where they were checked over to ensure they didn’t need medical attention.
They were then dropped off with Tenby Cliff Recue team who returned them to where they were staying.
The lifeboats were then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.10am.
More pics and video to follow . . . .
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