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Tenby all-weather Lifeboat launched to assist Burry Port lifeboat at Worm’s Head . . . .

At 6.40pm on Saturday 28th July, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch after two people were reported to be cut off by the tide at Worm’s Head.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and heading towards Worm’s Head where the volunteer crew had been tasked to provide safety cover whilst Burry Port lifeboat attempted to get the casualties off in a large swell.

Once nearing Worm’s Head, the lifeboat met up with Burry port lifeboat and then stood by as the smaller, more manoeuvrable boat went into the rocks and retrieved the casualties. They were then dropped into a more sheltered bay, to the awaiting Coastguard Teams.

Both lifeboats then returned to station, with Tenby’s re-housing at 8.30pm.

Tenby all-weather lifeboat tasked after man injures hand on boat . . . .

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 5.35pm on Saturday 28th July following a report to the Coastguard from a boat in the Pendine area, stating that a crew member had injured his hand and required medical assistance.

As the lifeboat was being lowered down the slipway ready to launch, the Coastguard confirmed that the casualty had managed to get ashore and was no longer in need of lifeboat assistance.

The crew stood down.

Inshore lifeboat launched after person gets stuck on cliff . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 11.55am on Friday 27th July after the Coastguard received a call from a walker, stating that he was stuck on rocks between Pidgeon’s Cave and Piss rock.

Within minutes, the lifeboat was underneath the casualty, who was about 10ft above the water’s edge, and with a little coaxing from the volunteer crew, he was soon in the boat and on his way back to Tenby harbour, where he was put safely ashore on the Mayor’s slip.

The lifeboat was then re-housed.

 

Georgina Taylor tasked after person gets cut off by tide at Giltar . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 5.30pm on Thursday 26th July following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a person was cut off by the tide at Giltar.

As the crew were preparing to launch, news came through that the RNLI Beach Lifeguards had resolved the situation and no assistance was required.

The crew stood down.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat rescues struggling swimmer . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 8pm on Thursday 19th July, following a report to the Coastguard that a male had walked fully clothed into the sea and was now struggling to swim.

The lifeboat was quickly on scene and located the casualty some way offshore.

He was taken aboard and checked over and it was decided that due to being cold and having ingested an unknown quantity of water, it was best to request an ambulance. On arrival back at the harbour, they were met by Tenby Coastguard Rescue team who had also been paged to the incident.
Once the ambulance arrived, the casualty was handed over into their care and the volunteer crew returned to station.

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.