Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was launched at 5:48pm on Sunday 7th June following a report from the 52m sail training vessel Lord Nelson that a 62yr old had gone over on his ankle, suffering a laceration to the back of his head approx. 10 miles south of Caldey Island. The volunteer crew made best speed to the casualty vessel.
Whilst the lifeboat was en route, the casualty began slipping in and out of consciousness so it was decided by Milford Haven Coastguard that an RAF Seaking rescue helicopter would be the best option for evacuating him. Once alongside the Lord Nelson, 3 RNLI crew members went aboard to assess the casualty. Luckily, there was a nurse on board that had been attending to him so he was all ready to be placed into a stretcher and taken aboard the lifeboat. The helicopter was soon on scene and winched the casualty up and transferred him to Morriston hospital.
The lifeboat returned to station, rehousing at 7:26pm
On Saturday 2nd May, we held our annual car wash. It was once again very kindly hosted by Tenby Fire Station – a very big thanks to them! Despite being a cold and overcast day, there were plenty of cars passing through the doors. A big thanks also goes to Qinetiq who very kindly agreed to match any the donations we received!
Alex Ellis-Roswell arrived in Tenby yesterday on 17th February. Alex is in the process of walking the whole 6500 miles of British coastline whilst raising as much money as he can for his chosen charity – the RNLI. He spent a well-deserved night in the Giltar Hotel which was very kindly donated by owner Pat Jenkins before continuing his journey on Wednesday morning.
Alex is pictured to the right with Pat Jenkins of the Giltar hotel and Tenby Coxswain Phil John.
On Tues 3rd March, a team from Superfast Wales visited Tenby Lifeboat Station to present a cheque for over £2000 to the crew. The money was raised through sponsorship after members of BT and their suppliers took part in the Saundersfoot New Years Day swim. The money will be used for crew training. Many thanks Superfast Wales!!!
To learn more about what Superfast Wales is all about, click here to visit their website.
Tenby RNLI’s annual Pancake race took place yesterday – 17th Feb.
The race, which is now in its 5th year, was once again a huge success with the public joining the volunteer crew in raising money for the charity. 7 races were held in the town’s Tudor Square with both adults and children alike joining in the fun. The final race of the day was between members of the crew, with Rhys Thomas coming out on top. One of the children taking part was Connor Franklyn aged 9 of Greenhill Primary School, Gelligaer who raised £170 for Tenby RNLI – an amazing effort! He even had his own Lifeboat kit!
Phil John, Tenby Lifeboat Coxswain said – “It’s great to see both the local community and tourists coming together once again to support the RNLI in what has become a hotly anticipated, annual fun race.”