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.
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.
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
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.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 4.04pm on Sunday 23rd July after a report that two children had gone missing on Castle Beach.
As the volunteer crew were about to launch the boat, the missing children were found safe and well by the RNLI beach lifeguards so the lifeboat was stood down.
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.
The first shout of the day came when the all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 2.15pm on Monday 26th June, after a report that somebody looked to be in trouble on the cliff top between Stackpole and Barafundle.
As the volunteer crew were making their way to the scene, it was confirmed that the person was in no danger and the lifeboat was stood down, arriving back at station at 2.40pm.
The second shout of the day came at 6.50pm, when the inshore lifeboat was requested to launch after two teenagers reported they were cut off by the incoming tide somewhere between Tenby and Saundersfoot.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and started a search from 1st Point towards Monkstone. As they were passing Brown Slade, the casualties were spotted waving to them from the rocks.
They were taken aboard the lifeboat and returned to Tenby where they were met by Tenby Coastguard Team and Police.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 6.50pm on Sunday 25th June after several 999 calls from people on the beach at Freshwater East stating that a young girl was being blown offshore in a rubber dinghy.
The lifeboat made best speed toward the beach, 6 miles west of the station, along with the Police boat from Milford Haven and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187. Tenby and St Govans Coastguard teams were also tasked to attend.
As the lifeboat was approaching the scene, news came through that the young girl had been rescued, some 200 metres from shore, by the crew of a local fishing boat and was being brought ashore to be met by her frantic parents. She was then checked over by Paramedics and was found to be none the worse for her experience.
The lifeboat returned to station, rehousing at 8.10pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 5pm on Saturday 24th June after the crew of a 25ft sailing yacht reported that they had fouled their propeller off 1st Point.
The volunteer crew were alongside the casualty vessel within minutes of hitting the water and launched the y-boat to get a better look at what had fouled the casualty vessel’s propeller.
It turned out to be a keep pot and was released using a boat hook, allowing the crew of the yacht, which had been on passage from Swansea, to moor in the bay off Tenby’s North Beach.
The lifeboat then returned to station, rehousing at 6pm.
Tenby RNLI crew had a busy day on Saturday 17th June, launching three times to seperate incidents.
At 2.30pm, the inshore lifeboat launched on its first shout of the day after a member of the public reported to Milford Haven Coastguard that they’d heard children shouting for help from the rocks at Morfa Bychan near Pendine.
The volunteer crew made best speed to the scene in choppy seas and immediately began a search of the shoreline, whilst Coastguard and Police teams searched ashore.
Whilst completing the first leg of their search, the crew spotted some children on the rocks. A crew member was put ashore to speak to the children and to stay with them until the Police could get down to the beach to interview them.
Once the children had confirmed to the Police it was them shouting, and that they were not in any danger, all units were stood down, with the lifeboat arriving back at Tenby at 5pm.
Next, at 4.30pm, it was the turn of the all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller which was requested to launch after a report that a child had gone missing in surf at Llangennith – 15 miles south-east of Tenby.
As the volunteer crew were making best speed to the scene, a further report confirmed that the child had been found safe and well.
The lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 5pm.
The final shout of the day and the second for the inshore lifeboat, came at 6.45pm, with the lifeboat being requested to launch after the Police received a call from some concerned parents stating that 2 children had failed to return to their campsite at the agreed time.
The lifeboat was requested to search the Waterwynch to Monkstone area, a possible router that the children may have taken back to their campsite.
As the volunteer crew were nearing the end of their search, it was confirmed that the children had been found safe and well in Tenby so all units were stood down.
The lifeboat arrived back at station at 8.10pm