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ALB rescue

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Haydn Miller launched after kayak spotted off Broadhaven . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 9.40am on Monday 10th September, following a report of an an upturned kayak off Broadhaven.

The volunteer crew made best speed to the area, some eight miles west of the station.

Once on scene, members of St Govans Coastguard Rescue Team were retrieving the kayak from the water. The lifeboat performed a search of the area in case anybody was in difficulty.

Following the search, with nothing untoward found and nobody reported missing, the lifeboat returned to station.

Both lifeboats launched after person falls and breaks leg at Saddle Head . . . .

First shout of the day, came shortly before midday on Monday 27th August after a climber fell from a cliff face at Saddle Head, some 12 miles West of Tenby, suffering a suspected broken leg.

The casualty had been assisted by 2 members of his climbing team who had secured him to a ledge on the cliff face and raised the alarm.

The lifeboat made best speed to the scene in rough seas, arriving at the same time as Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187.

Unfortunately, Rescue 187 was unable to provide assistance due to the strong winds and overhang above the casualty position, so the decision was made that Tenby, St Govans and Broad Haven Cliff rescue teams would attempt to rescue him from above. At this point, Tenby’s inshore lifeboat was also requested to launch to provide safety cover from below with it’s increased engine power over the Y Boat in the swell at the base of the cliff.

The cliff rescue teams then sent a rescue technician over the top of the cliff and down to the casualty. Next, the casualty was secured into a rescue stretcher and winched back up the sheer cliff.

Once at the top, he was handed over into the care of the awaiting Ambulance crew.

The lifeboats were then stood down and returned to station.

Haydn Miller launched to medevac sick patient from Caldey . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 8.50am on Thursday 23 August after a person became ill on Caldey Island and needed to be brought to Tenby for treatment.

The lifeboat was soon alongside at Caldey, with the volunteer crew being met by members of the island’s Fire & Rescue Team who had the patient in their vehicle.

The lady was assisted aboard the lifeboat, along with a nurse who lives on the island that had been looking after the her. She was then taken the short journey back to Tenby, where the Paramedics were waiting for her.

Haydn Miller launched after people get into difficulty in water off Burry Holmes . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at 5.30pm on Sunday 19th August after a report that two people had been swept out to sea off Burry Holmes. Both Burry Port lifeboats and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 were also tasked.

As the lifeboat made best speed to the scene, some 16 miles east of Tenby, news came through that the casualties had been rescued by Burry Port lifeboats and were being assessed before being winched into Rescue 187 and flown to Morriston Hospital in Swansea for treatment.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Haydn Miller launched after kayak capsizes at Swanlake Bay . . . .

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was launched at 5.45pm on Thursday 16th August following a report that a kayak had capsized off Swanlake Bay, leaving two people in the water.

The crew made best speed to the scene, some six miles West of Tenby. Whilst on their way, news came through that both casualties had managed to get to safety, with one swimming ashore and the other climbing a cliff and both were now with the Coastguard.

The lifeboat was tasked to recover the kayak if possible to prevent further calls from concerned members of the public. Once recovered, the kayak was brought ashore at Freshwater East by the lifeboat’s ‘Y Boat’.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, rehousing at 7.10pm

Both lifeboats requested after 3 kayaks get into difficulty . . . .

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were requested at 5.15pm on Thursday 16th August after the Coastguard received a call to say 3 kayaks were in difficulty somewhere between Waterwynch and Monkstone.

The inshore lifeboat was quickly on the water, with the all-weather lifeboat being requested to stand-by, ready to launch if required.

As the lifeboat was starting to search between 1st Point and Monkstone, Tenby Coastguard confirmed that the occupant of one kayak had got ashore on north Beach but had said that two other kayaks were last seen towards Monkstone.

The volunteer crew carried on their search and upon reaching Monkstone Beach, were flagged down by someone on the beach. It turned out to be another of the kayakers, who had managed to get ashore there after getting into difficulty. She said that the third kayak was last seen between St Catherine’s Island and her current position but had capsized and not been seen since.

The lifeboat immediately headed towards St Catherine’s and as they got closer to Tenby, saw another kayak approaching North Beach. Luckily it turned out to be the final missing kayaker.

With all casualties now accounted for, the inshore lifeboat returned to Monkstone Beach and collected the kayaker from there, before dropping her at North Beach and reuniting her with her friends and Tenby Coastguard Team.

The Lifeboat then returned to station.

Haydn Miller launched to assist Police in search . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 5pm on Tuesday 14th August to assist Dyfed Powys Police and the Coastguard in the search for a vulnerable person in the St Govans area.

The lifeboat made best speed to the area and the volunteer crew began a search of the coastline, whilst Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Teams and the Police searched the coastline and inland.

Fortunately, while the search was ongoing, the Police confirmed that the person had been found safe and well.

All units were stood down and returned to station.

Lifeboat tasked after boat breaks down on Carmarthen Bar . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 6pm on Saturday 11th August, following a report from a vessel that had broken down in a large swell somewhere on Carmarthen Bar.

As the volunteer crew were preparing to launch the boat, the coastguard received confirmation that the vessel was infact not on the bar, but was a lot further up the estuary than previously thought and that Ferryside IRB was now alongside.

The crew were stood down and returned home.

Haydn Miller launched after persons reported in difficulty in the water at Broad Haven . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched shortly after 3.30pm on Thursday 2nd August following a report that two people were in difficulty in the sea off Broad Haven.

As the volunteer crew made best speed to the area along with Coastguard teams and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187, news came through that both persons had managed to get ashore themselves and were now safe and well on the beach.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

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.

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