At 8.20am on Friday 21st July, both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch by Milford Haven Coastguard after a report by a member of the public that a yacht seemed to be drifting towards rocks at 1st Point after parting its moorings in the bay.
The inshore lifeboat was first on scene shortly before 8.30am and reported that the 35ft yacht was now on the rocks at first point. With this in mind, it was decided that the all-weather lifeboat, which was about to launch, should be stood down as there was nothing it would have been able to do.
The crew of the inshore lifeboat were concerned that there may have been somebody aboard, possibly sleeping and unaware of their situation, so the helmsman decided to veer down through the swell and put a volunteer crew member aboard to check.
Once the crew member had performed a thorough search of the vessel, and with nobody aboard, the inshore lifeboat the was stood down by the coastguard and returned to station.
Later in the day, as the tide came back in around the casualty vessel, the inshore lifeboat was once again requested to launch, this time to provide safety cover as some local boatmen attempted to re-float the yacht.
The operation was a success and the vessel was placed on an outside mooring until the tide was high enough for entry into the harbour where a survey of the vessel’s hull would take place once the tide went out again.
The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.
The first shout of the day came when the all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 2.15pm on Monday 26th June, after a report that somebody looked to be in trouble on the cliff top between Stackpole and Barafundle.
As the volunteer crew were making their way to the scene, it was confirmed that the person was in no danger and the lifeboat was stood down, arriving back at station at 2.40pm.
The second shout of the day came at 6.50pm, when the inshore lifeboat was requested to launch after two teenagers reported they were cut off by the incoming tide somewhere between Tenby and Saundersfoot.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and started a search from 1st Point towards Monkstone. As they were passing Brown Slade, the casualties were spotted waving to them from the rocks.
They were taken aboard the lifeboat and returned to Tenby where they were met by Tenby Coastguard Team and Police.
Tenby RNLI crew had a busy day on Saturday 17th June, launching three times to seperate incidents.
At 2.30pm, the inshore lifeboat launched on its first shout of the day after a member of the public reported to Milford Haven Coastguard that they’d heard children shouting for help from the rocks at Morfa Bychan near Pendine.
The volunteer crew made best speed to the scene in choppy seas and immediately began a search of the shoreline, whilst Coastguard and Police teams searched ashore.
Whilst completing the first leg of their search, the crew spotted some children on the rocks. A crew member was put ashore to speak to the children and to stay with them until the Police could get down to the beach to interview them.
Once the children had confirmed to the Police it was them shouting, and that they were not in any danger, all units were stood down, with the lifeboat arriving back at Tenby at 5pm.
Next, at 4.30pm, it was the turn of the all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller which was requested to launch after a report that a child had gone missing in surf at Llangennith – 15 miles south-east of Tenby.
As the volunteer crew were making best speed to the scene, a further report confirmed that the child had been found safe and well.
The lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 5pm.
The final shout of the day and the second for the inshore lifeboat, came at 6.45pm, with the lifeboat being requested to launch after the Police received a call from some concerned parents stating that 2 children had failed to return to their campsite at the agreed time.
The lifeboat was requested to search the Waterwynch to Monkstone area, a possible router that the children may have taken back to their campsite.
As the volunteer crew were nearing the end of their search, it was confirmed that the children had been found safe and well in Tenby so all units were stood down.
The lifeboat arrived back at station at 8.10pm
Tenby’s RNLI inshore-lifeboat Georgina Taylor launched shortly before 7.30pm on Sunday 11th June following a report to the Coastguard that a fisherman had fallen on rocks below the old lifeboat station.
The volunteer crew were quickly on scene and found the casualty on rocks just to the right of the old lifeboat station.
Two crew members were dropped ashore with the first aid kit where they treated the gentleman for a gash to his head and checked for any other injuries whilst they awaited an ambulance. Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team also arrived to provide assistance if required.
Once the Paramedics arrived, they checked the gentleman over and then walked him back to the Ambulance before taking him to hospital.
The inshore lifeboat then returned to station.
Whilst returning from the previous shout to Caldey Island, Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was diverted to three casualties that looked to be cut off by the incoming tide at 1st Point, Tenby.
The helmsman took the lifeboat into the rocks and the volunteer crew directed the casualties along a safe route the short distance back to Tenby’s North Beach.
Once the three were back on the beach, the lifeboat stood down and returned to station.
Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboat were launched with a Paramedic aboard at 2.20pm on Monday 29th May after a report that a lady had severe back pain on Caldey Island.
The lifeboat arrived at Caldey and as the tide was too low to get into the jetty, the Paramedic and some volunteer crew were dropped ashore by the inshore lifeboat, where they were met by Caldey Fire Crew and taken to the casualty. The all-weather lifeboat returned to Tenby to pick up members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team to assist in securing a helicopter landing site at Caldey Lighthouse if required.
After his assessment of the casualty, the Paramedic decided that a helicopter extraction of the casualty was best so she was brought up to the lighthouse to the landing site which had been secured by Tenby Coastguard and lifeboat crew.
The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was soon overhead and landed to take the casualty on board and transport her to hospital.
The lifeboat was stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station, arriving at 4.30pm
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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.
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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.
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.
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.