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Busy afternoon for Tenby lifeboats . . . .

Both Tenby lifeboats were requested to launch this afternoon (Weds 9th August) after a report from a member of the public that 2 kayaks had been washed onto rocks at Priest’s Nose and had disappeared from sight.

The all-weather lifeboat was launched at 4.15pm and began a search between Lydstep and Manorbier, checking all the coves in between. In the meantime, as the swell between Giltar and Manorbier wasn’t too bad, the inshore lifeboat was also requested to launch to assist with the search. Tenby, Manorbier and St Govans Coastguard rescue teams were also tasked, along with Coastguard Rescue helicopter 187 from St Athan.

As they approached Manorbier beach, the volunteer crew of the Haydn Miller launched the y-boat with two crew aboard. They then went into the shore at Manorbier to speak to members of the public, who confirmed that the two kayakers, a father and his son, had managed to get safely back to the beach and had since left the area. It turned out that the son had got into trouble in his inflatable kayak in a strong offshore breeze, prompting the father to attempt to rescue him. Luckily after making it to the rocks, they managed to walk around to Manorbier beach.

With the casualties safely ashore and no longer in danger, the lifeboats were stood down and returned to station, arriving at 5.20pm.

The second shout for the Georgina Taylor came at 6.25pm when the boat was requested to launch following the report of a missing nine year old girl between Castle beach and South beach.

The lifeboat began their search at Castle Beach and headed toward South beach as Police and Coastguard units searched the shore and the Esplanade above.

Luckily, the girl was soon found by an off duty RNLI lifeguard in the South beach car park and was quickly reunited with her relieved parents.

Following this good news, the inshore lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Georgina Taylor launched after report of people cut off by tide at Ragwen Point . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was requested to launch for the 2nd time in the evening at 6.35pm on Monday 7th August after a report that two people were cut off by the tide at Ragwen Point, Marros.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water, with the volunteer crew making best speed to the scene, some seven miles north-east of the station. The casualties had reported that they were 10 metres above sea level so Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 was also tasked to the scene in case a winch was required. Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Rescue Teams were also in attendance.

On arriving on scene, the crew gave the coastguard an update on the casualties, confirming that they were some distance up the cliff. The lifeboat was requested to provide safety cover until Rescue 187 had arrived and winched the casualties to safety.

With the casualties dropped in a field at the top of the cliff by the helicopter and no longer in danger, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 8pm.

Georgina Taylor launched after report a fisherman was possibly cut off by tide at Manorbier . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor launched shortly after 5.20pm on Monday 7th August after a report that a fisherman was possibly cut off by the tide at Priest’s Nose, Manorbier.

As the volunteer crew were passing Giltar Point, a further report stated that the fisherman had made it ashore himself and was now safe and well on the
beach.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 5.35pm.

Georgina Taylor requested to launch after report of person in difficulty in sea . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 10:40am on Tuesday 1st August after a report that a swimmer was in difficulty in the town’s North Bay.

As the lifeboat was about to launch, a further report confirmed that the swimmer had been pulled from the water by a passing vessel and was now safe and well.

The volunteer crew stood down and rehoused the boat.

Both Tenby lifeboats launched after vessel thought to be in danger

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were launched tonight (26th July) after a report from a member of the public that a small wooden boat was rowed out of Saundersfoot harbour and had not been seen returning.

The all-weather lifeboat was launched shortly before 10pm with the inshore lifeboat being requested to launch shortly after.

Both boats carried out a search of the whole of the Saundersfoot bay area using radar, night vision and thermal cameras, whilst coastguard teams searched shore side.

With nothing found and nobody reported missing, both boats were stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.40pm.

Third shout of the day for Georgina Taylor . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.45pm on Tuesday 25th July following a report that a yacht was very close to Goscar rock on North beach.

The report was from a member of the public who was concerned that the vessel was getting closer to the rocks and wasn’t sure if anybody was aboard.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and determined that the yacht wasn’t drifting and that nobody was aboard. One of the volunteer crew also confirmed that it was still in the position that it had been when he left the harbour earlier in the evening.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station some 5 minutes after launching.

Two incidents on busy afternoon for Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 1pm on Tuesday 25th July following a report that somebody had fainted in the sea at Telpyn beach.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and headed to the scene some six miles north-east of the station.

Once at Telpyn, the volunteer crew soon spotted the casualty who was now being assessed by a paramedic. A crew member was put ashore to offer assistance. Tenby Coastguard team arrived shortly afterwards.

Whilst this was going on, another incident was unfolding at Pendine, after a young child was reported missing on the beach. As the situation at Telpyn was under control, and with nothing more the lifeboat could do, Milford Haven Coastguard requested that the lifeboat head to Pendine to assist RNLI beach lifeguards in the search.

As the lifeboat was approaching Pendine, news came through that the child had fortunately been found by the lifeguards so the lifeboat was stood down to return to station, arriving at 2.35pm

Georgina Taylor launched after child goes missing at Coppet Hall . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 2.30pm on Monday 24th July following a report of a missing 4yr old on Coppet Hall beach.

Just after the lifeboat launched, a report came through that the child had possibly been located safe and well by RNLI lifeguards but the volunteer crew were requested to continue until this had been confirmed.

Shortly afterwards, news came through that the child had indeed been located and reunited with its parents.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Lifeboats tasked after 35ft yacht parts moorings and drifts towards rocks . . . .

At 8.20am on Friday 21st July, both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch by Milford Haven Coastguard after a report by a member of the public that a yacht seemed to be drifting towards rocks at 1st Point after parting its moorings in the bay.

The inshore lifeboat was first on scene shortly before 8.30am and reported that the 35ft yacht was now on the rocks at first point. With this in mind, it was decided that the all-weather lifeboat, which was about to launch, should be stood down as there was nothing it would have been able to do.

The crew of the inshore lifeboat were concerned that there may have been somebody aboard, possibly sleeping and unaware of their situation, so the helmsman decided to veer down through the swell and put a volunteer  crew member aboard to check.

Once the crew member had performed a thorough search of the vessel, and with nobody aboard, the inshore lifeboat the was stood down by the coastguard and returned to station.

Later in the day, as the tide came back in around the casualty vessel, the inshore lifeboat was once again requested to launch, this time to provide safety cover as some local boatmen attempted to re-float the yacht.

The operation was a success and the vessel was placed on an outside mooring until the tide was high enough for entry into the harbour where a survey of the vessel’s hull would take place once the tide went out again.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.