Rescues

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Haydn Miller launched after 4 metre dinghy sailing from Lands End to John O Groats is becalmed 13 miles south of Caldey. . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was tasked to launch at approximately 9.20pm on Wednesday 10th May following a report from the sole occupant of a 4-metre sailing dinghy that he’d been becalmed 13 miles south of Caldey Island.

The gentleman was in the process of sailing from Lands’ End to John O Groats for charity when the wind died and left him drifting in the Bristol Channel while he was trying to reach his overnight destination of Freshwater East. Luckily for him, he was well prepared and had a VHF radio and GPS so was able to call the Coastguard with his position.

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and reached the casualty 25 minutes later. The occupant was in good health and needed no medical attention. He was brought aboard the lifeboat, along with his sailing vessel and taken to his original destination of Freshwater East. He was then taken ashore in the Y-boat, along with his dinghy and was met by St Govans Cliff Rescue Team.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.10pm.

Tenby lifeboat Coxswain, Phil John said “Ken was obviously well prepared, he had a VHF radio and GPS but was just unlucky when the wind dropped. We wish him all the best on the rest of his challenge and hope the weather is kinder to him”.

You can find out more about the challenge the vessel’s skipper is undertaking here.

Both lifeboats launched after two people get cut off by incoming tide between Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth . . . .

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were tasked to launch at approximately 9.20am today (Sunday 30th April) following a report from two walkers stating that they were cut off by the incoming tide somewhere between Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth.

The casualties had left Saundersfoot earlier in the day around low tide and had decided to walk to Amroth along the beach. As the tide came in, they found themselves surrounded by water and had to climb the rocks.

Both lifeboats made best speed towards the general area of Amroth in a rough south-easterly swell.

The volunteer crew quickly spotted the casualties waving at them from rocks between Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth. The inshore lifeboat helmsman took the boat into the rocks but after assessing the conditions, decided that due to the swell, it was too dangerous to attempt to get them off by sea.

The Coxswain then requested Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan.

Once on scene, the helicopter picked up the casualties one by one and winched them up, where they were checked over to ensure they didn’t need medical attention.

They were then dropped off with Tenby Cliff Recue team who returned them to where they were staying.

The lifeboats were then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.10am.

More pics and video to follow . . . .

Georgina Taylor launched to assist owner after dog goes over cliff at Skrinkle Head . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was requested to launch shortly after 4.30pm on Monday 24th April following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a dog had gone over the cliff at Skrinkle Head.

The owner of the dog had gone to its aid but there were fears for his safety so the inshore lifeboat was tasked along with Tenby Cliff Rescue Team.

After arriving on scene, the volunteer crew quickly spotted the dog on rocks below where its owner was standing on the cliff top above. The crew went in and retrieved the dog, who had sadly passed away.

The dog was then brought into Lydstep beach where it was handed over to the Coastguard team to be returned to its owner.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 5.30pm.

Georgina Taylor launched after man gets into trouble rescuing sheep . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 12.30pm today (Tuesday 18th April) following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a male had become stuck on rocks some 200 metres off Barafundle beach after climbing them to attempt to rescue a sheep and a lamb.

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and made best speed to Barafundle, some nine miles west of Tenby.

As the lifeboat was approaching the scene, coastguard teams that were already on the beach reported that the original casualty had made it to safety and that a second male had now rescued the sheep and was making his way back to the shore.

The lifeboat was requested to stand off and provide safety cover until the second casualty made it back to the beach, to the awaiting Coastguard teams.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 2pm.

Haydn Miller assists fishing vessel with gearbox failure . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched at 9.10 am on Wednesday 12th April after a report that a 30ft fishing vessel had suffered gearbox failure off Burry Holmes, 15 miles south east of the station.

The volunteer crew made best speed towards the last known position, where they located the casualty vessel some 3 miles north west of Burry Holmes.

The lifeboat went alongside the casualty vessel, and the skipper requested a tow back to Burry Port.

Due to the strong spring tide in the area, it was deemed the Haydn Miller would be the best option rather than the smaller Burry Port lifeboat so a tow was rigged and the fishing vessel was taken towards Burry Port.

Once off Whitford Light, the spring tide had eased enough for the tow to be taken over by Burry Port lifeboat for the remainder of the distance to the harbour.

Having passed the tow to Burry Port lifeboat, the Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station, arriving shortly after 11.20am.

 

Georgina Taylor assists 2 persons cut off by tide . . . .

At approximately 2.30pm this afternoon, Sunday 9 April, Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was requested to launch after a report from 2 people reporting to be cut off by the incoming tide somewhere between Waterwynch and Monkstone.

The volunteer crew quickly had the lifeboat on the water and immediately began their search. They soon spotted the 2 people waving to them from the rocks and went in to take them off. The casualties, who were none the worse for their ordeal, were checked over before being brought back to Tenby.

The lifeboat the re-housed.

Georgina Taylor assists in evacuation of lady with suspected broken leg . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI Inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was tasked at 13:36 on Friday 7 of April to assist with a medical evacuation of a female who had slipped and fallen whilst walking on rocks east of Telpyn point, near Amroth.

Once on scene, the volunteer crew assessed the casualty, who was in an inaccessible position with an incoming tide. The casualty had a suspect broken femur, so as one crew member gave first aid the remaining crew took the partner of the casualty to the safety of Amroth beach and retrieved a paramedic and members of Tenby Coastguard rescue to assist with her recovery.

Due to the serious nature of the injury and the position of the casualty, along with the incoming tide, a decision was made to task Coastguard helicopter 187 to air lift the casualty and the Paramedic to hospital.

Haydn Miller assists vessel with engine failure 4 miles south of Caldey Island . . . .

At approximately 9.30pm this evening, Thursday 6 April, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was requested to launch after a report from the crew of a 30ft fishing vessel stating that they had suffered engine failure some 4 miles south of Caldey Island.

The lifeboat made best speed towards the position and quickly located the fishing vessel, before going alongside.

The skipper of the casualty vessel, which had been heading for Burry Port, then requested a tow to Tenby.

The volunteer crew took the vessel in tow towards Tenby, arriving at 11:20pm. Once the casualty vessel was safely moored off the lifeboat slip, the two crew were taken aboard the lifeboat which then re-housed.

Both Tenby RNLI lifeboats in search for missing person . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ was requested to launch by the Coastguard at 10:45am today (22nd February) following a report from the Police that a person was missing in the Skrinkle area.

The all-weather lifeboat made best speed in rough seas towards Skrinkle and began a search of the area. Once it was deemed that the conditions were safe enough for the Inshore Lifeboat that was launched and joined the search too.

As the inshore lifeboat was arriving on scene, members of St Govans Coastguard cliff team spotted the casualty at the base of a 100ft+ cliff in a small cove.

The inshore lifeboat went into the cove in in between waves and dropped off three crew members to go and assess the best way of extracting the casualty. In the meantime, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan was tasked to provide assistance, whilst the Coastguard cliff team prepared to send a technician down from the top.

Due to the increasing swell going into the cove, it was decided that a sea extraction was too dangerous. Once Rescue 187 arrived on scene, they decided that due to the small dimensions of the cove and many loose stones above, it was unsafe for them to try to winch the casualty and crew up. The only option left was to take everyone up by rope.

Both lifeboats then stood-by and provided safety cover whilst the three lifeboat crew members and Coastguard cliff rescue technician were winched up to the top of the cliff, before the helicopter retrieved the casualty.

All units were then stood down and the lifeboats returned to station, arriving at 3.30pm.

The Inshore Lifeboat makes it’s way through rough seas.

Haydn Miller requested to launch after walker gets cut off by tide . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was requested to launch by the Coastguard at 16:45pm today (2 February) following a report from a walker that he was cut off by the tide between Waterwynch and Monkstone.

The all-weather lifeboat was requested as opposed to the inshore lifeboat due to the big south easterly swell on scene that would make a rescue by the much smaller craft too dangerous.

As the crew were assembling and preparing to launch, the casualty made a further call to the Coastguard to state that he’d managed to climb the cliff to safety and was making his way along the coast path towards Waterwynch.

The lifeboat was then stood down and the crew returned home.

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