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.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 10.55am on Sunday 6 November following a report from a local fishing vessel that a farmer had entered the water after one of his cows fell over the cliff to the west of Lydstep.
The lifeboat made best speed to the scene and on arrival, found a local fishing boat standing off. The cow, which was none the worse for wear, was at the base of a cliff, along with the farmer who was trying to calm it down after its ordeal.
A small fishing vessel was preparing to tow the cow the short distance around to Lydstep where it could be put in a cattle box and returned to its field. Due to the size of the cow, the volunteer lifeboat crew decided that a larger fishing vessel would be better suited to the task. A crew member was put onto the rocks to attach the tow ropes and then the cow was slowly led into the water and attached to the side of the fishing vessel, whilst the farmer was taken aboard the lifeboat.
Around 20 minutes later, the boats arrived at Lydstep and the cow was led ashore, where a cattle box was waiting.
The lifeboat the returned to station, arriving shortly before 1pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 2.20pm today (31 August) after a body
board was found floating off the Giltar Point navigational marker.
The volunteer crew quickly on scene and located the body board.
As there was nobody with the board, the crew needed to make sure that the owner
wasn’t trouble. With the westerly wind, it was decided that the board was most likely
to have come from the Lydstep area and could have ended up where it was with a
combination of the wind and also the incoming tide.
The lifeboat crew searched the
rocks and caves between Giltar Point and Lydstep bay and then along the shore at
With nothing found and nobody reported missing, Milford Haven Coastguard stood
the lifeboat down and it returned to station, arriving at 3.15pm
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 3.30pm today (28 August) following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from a concerned member of the public that a swimmer was in difficulty off Broadhaven.
The volunteer crew made best speed towards Broadhaven, but whilst they were rounding Giltar Point, Milford Haven Coastguard requested that they check Skrinkle as they were passing following a report of 2 kayaks that had been swamped by the large swell, causing the occupants the be thrown into the sea. The inshore lifeboat was also tasked to this incident.
The lifeboat was soon on scene and quickly located the kayakers in the water. They were taken aboard and checked over in case they needed medical treatment, before the lifeboat immediately continued to Broadhaven to the swimmer in difficulty. The two kayakers also had to go along as the swell was too large to put them ashore at Skrinkle.
As they were passing Freshwater East, Milford Haven Coastguard reported that the casualty was now safe and well ashore and stood the lifeboat down.
On the return journey to Tenby, the kayakers were dropped aboard the inshore lifeboat at Lydstep before being brought safely ashore, along with their kayaks that the inshore lifeboat had towed around from Skrinkle.
Both lifeboats then returned to station, arriving at 4.30pm
Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were launched at 5.45pm on 26th August after a kayak was reported to be overdue at Saundersfoot.
The kayak left the beach at Saundersfoot earlier in the afternoon and when it hadn’t returned back to shore at the agreed time, worried relatives rang the Coastguard to request assistance.
Both boats began searching from Waterwynch up towards Monkstone. With nothing found, they continued to search around Monkstone point towards Saundersfoot. A kayak matching the description of the one reported overdue was soon spotted. On speaking to the occupant, he confirmed that he had left the beach earlier and was heading back a little later than planned after losing track of time due to the amount of fish he was catching!
The kayaker was escorted back to Saundersfoot and then both boats returned to station, arriving at 6.10pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch just before 4pm on 26th August after an 11yr old boy was reported missing in the vicinity of Tenby’s South Beach.
The Georgina Taylor was on the water within minutes of the pagers going off and immediately began a shoreline search from St Catherine’s Island towards Giltar, whilst RNLI Lifeguards, Coastguard units and Tenby Police searched the beach and streets above.
Fortunately, a call came through from the Police, confirming that the boy was now safe and well, having returned home.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 4.30pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch just before 6pm on 23rd August after a 9yr old boy who was staying in a caravan in Kiln Park told his parents he was going for a swim.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and began a search from St Catherine’s Island up towards Giltar Pool. Several people who were spotted on the shoreline during the search were approached by the volunteer crew, but none had seen a young boy near the water’s edge.
Some ten minutes after beginning the search, news came through via Dyfed Powys Police that the young boy had fortunately been found at the swimming pool in Kiln Park.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 6.15pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was lauched at 7.15pm tonight (8 Aug) after a report from a 6m RHIB that they’d broken down off Amroth. The lifeboat was soon on scene and the occupants of the vessel requested a tow back to Saundersfoot Harbour.
Once the vessel was safely back on its moorings, the volunteer crew returned to station, arriving at 8.15pm.
At 8.40pm today (7 August) Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call stating that a several people were in trouble in the water off Castle Beach.
The all-weather lifeboat which was returning from the previous shout was also tasked. The lifeboat was on scene within two minutes but luckily, the casualties were now out of the water and were being treated by Tenby Fire Brigade who were on scene as part of Tenby’s Summer Spectacular. Paramedics then arrived to treat the casualties.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.
At 4.35pm today (30 July), Tenby’s inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor launched after a report from one of the RNLI’s Castle Beach lifeguards that they’d found a tender drifting between Sker rocks with nobody aboard. It was drifting from the direction of North Bay and the lifeguards were unsure whether somebody had been in it.
The lifeboat was soon heading to the scene and found the lifeguard and the tender in the water at the south side of St Catherine’s Island. It appeared that the dinghy had been unoccupied when it started drifting as the oars were securely stowed and there were no other items within the vessel. After speaking to the lifeguard, the volunteer lifeboat crew took the tender in tow around towards North Bay to see if they could locate where it had come from.
As they were approaching Tenby Harbour, a local fishing vessel went alongside the lifeboat and confirmed that the tender was his and that he’d left it on his outside mooring after purchasing it the day before. The boat was handed over to its owner and the lifeboat returned to station.