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Lifeboat launched after yacht suffers fouled propeller . . . .

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

All weather lifeboat tasked after jet ski reported in difficulty . . . .

Tenby’s relief RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch at 8.15pm on Saturday 14th July following a report that a jet ski was in trouble near Burry Holmes with the occupants possibly having been thrown into the water.

As the boat was preparing to launch, news came through that the occupants were now ashore and in no danger.

The crew stood down and returned home.

2nd shout to St Catherine’s Island in 24 hrs . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked to an incident at St Catherine’s Island for the second time in 24 hrs, this time after a report that several teenagers were jumping off the highest point of the island.

The lifeboat was quickly on scene and after a brief search, located five teenagers that confirmed they had been jumping off. Due to the strong current between the island and the beach caused by the spring tide, the teenagers were taken aboard the lifeboat and brought to Castle Beach where they were met by Tenby Coastguard units.

The lifeboat then returned to station.

Inshore lifeboat tasked after report of swimmers in difficulty . . . .

Whilst attending the Long Course Weekend swim on Tenby’s North Beach, the inshore lifeboat was tasked to investigate after a report that 3 swimmers were possibly in difficulty off St Catherine’s Island.

The lifeboat was quickly on scene and the volunteer crew performed a thorough search and located the swimmers. They were in no difficulty but were given safety advice informing them of the strong currents between the island and Castle Beach. The lifeboat then returned to the swim.

Lifeboat brings Paramedics to Caldey Island after person suffers a head injury . . . .

Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch with Paramedics aboard shortly before 1pm on Monday 9th July after a report from the Welsh Ambulance Service that somebody had fallen, suffering a head injury.

Once on the water, the lifeboat made best speed to Caldey, where the boat was met at the slipway by Caldey Coastguard who took the Paramedics and a member of the lifeboat crew up to where the casualty was lying.

After making an assessment, the Paramedics decided that the best way of getting the casualty off the island was by air, but unfortunately, neither the Air Ambulance or Coastguard Rescue Helicopter were available due to other commitments, which left the lifeboat as the last option.

The casualty was immobilised and made as comfortable as possible before being brought slowly down to the jetty and transferred aboard the lifeboat for the short journey back to Tenby Harbour, before being placed in the back of the ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 4pm.

Inshore lifeboat launched after person reported missing . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 5.50am on Saturday 7th July to assist the Police and Coastguard after a person was reported to be missing in the South Beach area.

All teams were quickly on scene, with the lifeboat beginning a shoreline search and the Coastguard and Police searching the beach. Luckily, within a few minutes, the person was found safe and well.

All units were stood down and returned to station.

All-weather lifeboat launched after kayak reported overdue . . . .

Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 4.45pm on Friday 23rd June following a report that a kayak was overdue at Freshwater East.

The lifeboat was soon on the water and made best speed towards the area, whilst Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Teams made their way by road.

News soon came through that the kayaker had made it safely ashore at Freshwater East and was in no danger. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 5.25pm.

All-weather lifeboat placed on standby after kayak capsize . . . .

The crew of Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat were paged to standby at 11.32am on Saturday 16th June after a report that a kayak had capsized somewhere between Mewslade Bay, Gower and Port Eynon Point, with somebody in the water.

As the crew were arriving at the station, further news came through that the incident was a little further east than first thought and that Mumbles Lifeboat, which was on exercise in the area, was on its way to the scene. They were also joined by Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat.

The crew stood down.

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