Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched shortly after 9am today (18 July) following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from a kayak stating that he was lost in fog. The kayak’s last know position was somewhere between Pendine and Cefn Sidan sands. Other units also tasked were Ferryside inshore rescue boat and Tenby, Ferryside and Burry Port Coastguard units.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and made best speed to the scene where the volunteer crew attempted to locate the casualty using a variety of equipment including the VHF direction finder and radar.
As the lifeboat was approaching Cefn Sidan, Ferryside inshore rescue boat reported they had located the casualty and were in the process of taking him aboard before returning with him to station.
With the casualty found safe and well, the Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 10.20am.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched shortly before 4am on Sunday 17 July after the owner of a yacht moored off Tenby thought that the vessel moored near him had broken it’s mooring and was drifting eastwards.
The lifeboat was soon on the water and the volunteer crew quickly located the yacht in question. After speaking to the owner, who was aboard, he confirmed that he was not drifting and was in no need of assistance.
The lifeboat made a quick search of the area to rule out any other casualties before returning to station at around 4.20am.
At 5pm today (28 June), Tenby’s RNLI lifeboat Haydn Miller launched for the 2nd time in the day following a report that somebody could be in trouble on Giltar. Other units tasked were Tenby Police and Coastguard teams.
Shortly after arriving on scene and just as the volunteer crew began a search around Giltar Point, news came through that the casualty had been found safe and well and was being brought down from Giltar by the Police.
The lifeboat was stood down and arrived back at the station at 5.35pm
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched around 11.40am today (28 June) after a 36ft sailing vessel suffered a fouled propeller a quarter of a mile North of Tenby Harbour. Due to the incoming tide and onshore wind, it was in danger of drifting onto the beach.
Once on the water, the volunteer crew quickly spotted the yacht which was now at anchor. The lifeboat went alongside the casualty vessel and the skipper requested a tow into the safety of Tenby Harbour where he could remove the rope from his propeller.
With the yacht safely in the harbour, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving shortly after 1pm.
Tenby RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.30am on Sunday (26 June) to assist Dyfed-Powys Police.
The Police wanted to recover a 17ft sailing vessel heading from Saundersfoot Harbour towards Worms Head so requested the assistance of the lifeboat.
Tenby RNLI’s Tamar class lifeboat Haydn Miller was soon heading down the slipway with two police officers aboard and made best speed towards the last known position.
The volunteer crew quickly located the vessel about four-and-a-half miles south east of Saundersfoot Harbour.
The lifeboat crew attached a tow line to the vessel and it was towed back to Saundersfoot and reunited with its owner.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 12.10pm.
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launches on mercy mission after monk taken ill on Caldey Island . . . .
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.30am today (12 June) after one of the monks fell ill on Caldey Island. The Haydn Miller was on the water within 6 minutes, with the volunteer crew joined by 2 Paramedics.
Once at Caldey, the Paramedics went ashore and up to the village to assess the casualty, with a crew member going along to provide communications with the lifeboat. The Haydn Miller then returned to the Harbour to collect members of Tenby’s Coastguard Rescue team in case a helicopter landing site needed to be set up.
Shortly after the lifeboat arrived back at Caldey, the on scene Paramedics decided that a helicopter was the best method to evacuate the casualty so the Coastguard team were put ashore to go up to the Lighthouse to prepare the island’s helicopter landing site.
Once stabilised, the casualty was brought up to the lighthouse in a stretcher, where Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan landed just after 12pm. The patient was handed into the care of the helicopter’s Paramedic and was then flown to Morriston Hospital in Swansea.
The lifeboat then left Caldey, returning to station just after 1pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.18pm today (31 May) after a kayak capsized off Trewent point near Freshwater East.
As the Haydn Miller was arriving on scene, the occupant of the kayak was being picked out of the water by the crew of the Manorbier Range Safety vessel Smit Merrion, who happened to be in the area. The casualty was then transferred aboard the lifeboat to be assessed before being brought ashore in Freshwater East where the Coastguard were waiting to meet him.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving back at 3.30pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.25pm today (30 May) after a report that a dog had gone over the cliff at Manorbier.
The volunteer crew soon had the lifeboat on the water and made best speed towards Manorbier. As they were approaching the scene, Milford Haven Coastguard confirmed that the dog had been safely recovered and was now back in the possession of its owner.
The Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station.
Tenby RNLI lifeboats rescue kayaker from rocks after he capsizes off West Moor cliff . . . . .
Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats launched shortly before 4pm today (18th May) after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from a gentleman stating that his friend had disappeared from sight after he was unable to get back into his kayak after capsizing in a fresh offshore breeze.
Both lifeboats were quickly on the water, with the volunteer crew making best speed toward the casualty’s position.
Once on scene, the lifeboats were directed towards the casualty by a local fishing boat that had spotted him swimming towards the rocks and had stood-by whilst he made his way ashore.
The inshore lifeboat went into the rocks and took the casualty aboard. He was then transferred to the all-weather lifeboat to be checked over whilst awaiting the arrival of rescue helicopter 187 from St Athan. The helicopter was soon overhead and winched the casualty up and then landed him on Freshwater East beach where paramedics were waiting to check him over. The casualty was feeling cold and unwell due to ingesting sea water so it was decided that he should be flown to Withybush Hospital, accompanied by one of the Paramedics.
Both boats were then stood down, arriving back at station at about 5.30pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at approximately 12.45pm on 23rd April following a report that a gentleman was stuck on a cliff near Broadhaven after climbing down to attempt to rescue his dog that had fallen off. Units also tasked were Tenby and St Govans Coastguard and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187.
The volunteer crew were soon on the water and made best speed to the area. Once on scene, the casualty was spotted clinging to rocks around 20ft from the top of the cliff. The ‘Y boat’ was then launched and a crew member was put ashore to make contact with and reassure the casualty that help was on its way.
Rescue helicopter 187 was soon on scene where they lowered the winch man to retrieve both the casualty and his dog and return them to the top of the cliff where they were met by the Coastguard teams. Sadly, the dog had passed away. The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving back at 2.10pm.