At 4.35pm on Tuesday 31st October, the crew of Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat were paged following a report that a kite surfer seemed to be in difficulty off Tenby’s South beach.
Five minutes later, whilst the volunteer crew were on the shoreline preparing to launch, they noticed the passenger vessel Caldey Abbey II approaching the beach. A kite surfer jumped over the side and then made his way ashore.
Before returning to station, the crew chatted to the surfer, who confirmed he’d been the one in trouble and was in no need of medical assistance.
Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team were also in attendance.
Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were launched at 7pm on Saturday 23rd September following a report from Dyfed Powys Police that a female had gone missing in the Morfa Bychan area of Pendine.
The boats were on scene some 15 minutes later and the volunteer crew began coastline searches between Telpyn and Dolwen points, while Tenby and Llansteffan Coastguard Teams, Police units and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 also searched the area.
At 9pm, after thoroughly searching the coastline and with nothing found and daylight fading fast, both boats were stood down and returned to station, arriving at 9.20pm.
Shortly before midday on Monday 28th August, Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was requested to launch after a report of a vessel broken down between Tenby and Saundersfoot.
The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and found the casualty vessel approximately one and a half miles south-east of Monkstone Point. Once alongside, the vessel’s occupants requested a tow back to Tenby.
On arrival at Tenby, the vessel was placed alongside the pier and then the lifeboat returned to station at 1.15pm
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 9.15pm today (25th August) after a report that a Shetland fishing boat had suffered engine failure off Sker Rock, Tenby.
A member of the lifeboat crew was standing off the casualty vessel in his boat after being alerted to the incident and then calling the Coastguard to report it.
The volunteer crew soon had the lifeboat on the water and within two minutes, were alongside the vessel whose occupants requested a tow back to Saundersfoot.
Once the boat was safely back on its moorings, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 10.20pm
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.20pm today (12th August) after a report that several children were missing in the area of 1st Point, Tenby.
As the volunteer crew were arriving on scene and about to start their search, the RNLI lifeguards on North beach reported that they had found the children safe and well on the beach.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.
Both Tenby lifeboats were requested to launch this afternoon (Weds 9th August) after a report from a member of the public that 2 kayaks had been washed onto rocks at Priest’s Nose and had disappeared from sight.
The all-weather lifeboat was launched at 4.15pm and began a search between Lydstep and Manorbier, checking all the coves in between. In the meantime, as the swell between Giltar and Manorbier wasn’t too bad, the inshore lifeboat was also requested to launch to assist with the search. Tenby, Manorbier and St Govans Coastguard rescue teams were also tasked, along with Coastguard Rescue helicopter 187 from St Athan.
As they approached Manorbier beach, the volunteer crew of the Haydn Miller launched the y-boat with two crew aboard. They then went into the shore at Manorbier to speak to members of the public, who confirmed that the two kayakers, a father and his son, had managed to get safely back to the beach and had since left the area. It turned out that the son had got into trouble in his inflatable kayak in a strong offshore breeze, prompting the father to attempt to rescue him. Luckily after making it to the rocks, they managed to walk around to Manorbier beach.
With the casualties safely ashore and no longer in danger, the lifeboats were stood down and returned to station, arriving at 5.20pm.
The second shout for the Georgina Taylor came at 6.25pm when the boat was requested to launch following the report of a missing nine year old girl between Castle beach and South beach.
The lifeboat began their search at Castle Beach and headed toward South beach as Police and Coastguard units searched the shore and the Esplanade above.
Luckily, the girl was soon found by an off duty RNLI lifeguard in the South beach car park and was quickly reunited with her relieved parents.
Following this good news, the inshore lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was requested to launch for the 2nd time in the evening at 6.35pm on Monday 7th August after a report that two people were cut off by the tide at Ragwen Point, Marros.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water, with the volunteer crew making best speed to the scene, some seven miles north-east of the station. The casualties had reported that they were 10 metres above sea level so Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 was also tasked to the scene in case a winch was required. Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Rescue Teams were also in attendance.
On arriving on scene, the crew gave the coastguard an update on the casualties, confirming that they were some distance up the cliff. The lifeboat was requested to provide safety cover until Rescue 187 had arrived and winched the casualties to safety.
With the casualties dropped in a field at the top of the cliff by the helicopter and no longer in danger, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 8pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor launched shortly after 5.20pm on Monday 7th August after a report that a fisherman was possibly cut off by the tide at Priest’s Nose, Manorbier.
As the volunteer crew were passing Giltar Point, a further report stated that the fisherman had made it ashore himself and was now safe and well on the
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 5.35pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 10:40am on Tuesday 1st August after a report that a swimmer was in difficulty in the town’s North Bay.
As the lifeboat was about to launch, a further report confirmed that the swimmer had been pulled from the water by a passing vessel and was now safe and well.
The volunteer crew stood down and rehoused the boat.
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.