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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.

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.