Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched just after 1pm today (2 July) after the local fishing
vessel Stephen William reported that they were just off Bowman’s rock and that there were 2
people and a dog cut off by the incoming tide.
Once on the water, the volunteer crew of the Georgina Taylor quickly spotted the Stephen
William which was keeping an eye on the casualties. The lifeboat went into the rocks, picked
up the 2 people and their dog and then returned them to the safety of North Beach where
they were met by members of Tenby Coastguard.
The lifeboat then returned to station.
At 5pm today (28 June), Tenby’s RNLI lifeboat Haydn Miller launched for the 2nd time in the day following a report that somebody could be in trouble on Giltar. Other units tasked were Tenby Police and Coastguard teams.
Shortly after arriving on scene and just as the volunteer crew began a search around Giltar Point, news came through that the casualty had been found safe and well and was being brought down from Giltar by the Police.
The lifeboat was stood down and arrived back at the station at 5.35pm
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched around 11.40am today (28 June) after a 36ft sailing vessel suffered a fouled propeller a quarter of a mile North of Tenby Harbour. Due to the incoming tide and onshore wind, it was in danger of drifting onto the beach.
Once on the water, the volunteer crew quickly spotted the yacht which was now at anchor. The lifeboat went alongside the casualty vessel and the skipper requested a tow into the safety of Tenby Harbour where he could remove the rope from his propeller.
With the yacht safely in the harbour, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving shortly after 1pm.
Tenby’s inshore lifeboat assists Police and Coastguard in search for possible missing teenager . . . .
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 9pm today (26 June) at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard after the Police received a report that a youth may be missing on Tenby’s South beach.
The Georgina Taylor was on the water within 4 minutes and the volunteer crew began a shoreline search from Castle Beach up to Giltar Point, whilst Tenby Police and Coastguard Teams searched the beach and caves.
Having searched the whole area and after speaking to several people on the rocks at Giltar who had seen nobody enter the water, the search was stood down.
The lifeboat arrived back on station at 9.50pm
Tenby RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.30am on Sunday (26 June) to assist Dyfed-Powys Police.
The Police wanted to recover a 17ft sailing vessel heading from Saundersfoot Harbour towards Worms Head so requested the assistance of the lifeboat.
Tenby RNLI’s Tamar class lifeboat Haydn Miller was soon heading down the slipway with two police officers aboard and made best speed towards the last known position.
The volunteer crew quickly located the vessel about four-and-a-half miles south east of Saundersfoot Harbour.
The lifeboat crew attached a tow line to the vessel and it was towed back to Saundersfoot and reunited with its owner.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 12.10pm.
An 11-year-old with a love of Pembrokeshire and a severe visual impairment has set himself a unique
challenge this summer and is raising money for the RNLI in the process.
On 16 July, Asher Jenkin Jones will attempt a sponsored three-mile, solo paddle board from Caldey Island off the south west coast of Wales into the historic harbour in Tenby. He only took up the sport a year ago but he has a point to prove!
Asher was diagnosed with three brain tumours when he was 10-months-old. He received treatment at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre in Nottingham with major surgery to remove one tumour, followed by three years of chemotherapy.
His brain tumours have left him with a severe visual impairment but nothing stops him living life to the full enjoying fun activities like skiing and judo. He has also recently started playing goalball.
Asher, who is a pupil at The Elms School in Long Eaton, explained:
‘I want to show everyone that people who have disabilities can do great things too, and I want to encourage other people who have my kind of disability to try new things. I don’t want people to underestimate what I can do. Not falling into the water is going to be the hardest thing but I’ve been practicing and I’m just looking forward to doing it now.’
Asher is raising money for three charities that are close to his heart, with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution being one of them.
A spokesman for Tenby RNLI Lifeboat Station said:
‘We’re delighted to be able to support Asher in his challenge. He’s an inspiration to other young people and we wish him all the best on 16 July. We’re also very grateful to him for choosing to support us in saving lives at sea.’
Dad Tony Jenkin Jones added:
‘Asher amazes everyone he meets and people see his amazing abilities rather than his disabilities – what he can do not what he can’t do. In fact because of his positive attitude and bubbly personality, they soon forget he has a disability at all. He has a host of interests and has just got a distinction in his guitar exams. Nothing holds this boy back. He doesn’t accept his boundaries.’
Asher concluded: ‘I’d like to help as many people as I possibly can. By supporting me on my challenge you’ll be helping people with disabilities, which is a good thing, and that will make a very big difference. Doing this it may get people talking about children with disabilities and what we are capable of achieving.”
If you can help Asher with his challenge of a lifetime. Visit his website here https://www.facebook.com/asherpaddleboardchallenge. If you are able you can sponsor him at http://bit.ly/1PXz6zI
For further information about Asher’s challenge or to request an interview with Asher please contact Tony Jenkin Jones on +44 7703 firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the RNLI, please contact Tenby RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Ben James on 0797143716.
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launches on mercy mission after monk taken ill on Caldey Island . . . .
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.30am today (12 June) after one of the monks fell ill on Caldey Island. The Haydn Miller was on the water within 6 minutes, with the volunteer crew joined by 2 Paramedics.
Once at Caldey, the Paramedics went ashore and up to the village to assess the casualty, with a crew member going along to provide communications with the lifeboat. The Haydn Miller then returned to the Harbour to collect members of Tenby’s Coastguard Rescue team in case a helicopter landing site needed to be set up.
Shortly after the lifeboat arrived back at Caldey, the on scene Paramedics decided that a helicopter was the best method to evacuate the casualty so the Coastguard team were put ashore to go up to the Lighthouse to prepare the island’s helicopter landing site.
Once stabilised, the casualty was brought up to the lighthouse in a stretcher, where Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan landed just after 12pm. The patient was handed into the care of the helicopter’s Paramedic and was then flown to Morriston Hospital in Swansea.
The lifeboat then left Caldey, returning to station just after 1pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.19pm today (3 June) after a report that people were cut off on the Paragon beach by the incoming tide.
As the Georgina Taylor was approaching the scene, they noticed several people wading through the water between the Paragon beach and the Iron Bar steps and then climbing the steps to safety.
As there were no other people cut off by the tide, the lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard and returned to station.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.18pm today (31 May) after a kayak capsized off Trewent point near Freshwater East.
As the Haydn Miller was arriving on scene, the occupant of the kayak was being picked out of the water by the crew of the Manorbier Range Safety vessel Smit Merrion, who happened to be in the area. The casualty was then transferred aboard the lifeboat to be assessed before being brought ashore in Freshwater East where the Coastguard were waiting to meet him.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving back at 3.30pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.25pm today (30 May) after a report that a dog had gone over the cliff at Manorbier.
The volunteer crew soon had the lifeboat on the water and made best speed towards Manorbier. As they were approaching the scene, Milford Haven Coastguard confirmed that the dog had been safely recovered and was now back in the possession of its owner.
The Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station.