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.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.45pm on Tuesday 25th July following a report that a yacht was very close to Goscar rock on North beach.
The report was from a member of the public who was concerned that the vessel was getting closer to the rocks and wasn’t sure if anybody was aboard.
The lifeboat was soon on scene and determined that the yacht wasn’t drifting and that nobody was aboard. One of the volunteer crew also confirmed that it was still in the position that it had been when he left the harbour earlier in the evening.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station some 5 minutes after launching.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 1pm on Tuesday 25th July following a report that somebody had fainted in the sea at Telpyn beach.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and headed to the scene some six miles north-east of the station.
Once at Telpyn, the volunteer crew soon spotted the casualty who was now being assessed by a paramedic. A crew member was put ashore to offer assistance. Tenby Coastguard team arrived shortly afterwards.
Whilst this was going on, another incident was unfolding at Pendine, after a young child was reported missing on the beach. As the situation at Telpyn was under control, and with nothing more the lifeboat could do, Milford Haven Coastguard requested that the lifeboat head to Pendine to assist RNLI beach lifeguards in the search.
As the lifeboat was approaching Pendine, news came through that the child had fortunately been found by the lifeguards so the lifeboat was stood down to return to station, arriving at 2.35pm
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 2.30pm on Monday 24th July following a report of a missing 4yr old on Coppet Hall beach.
Just after the lifeboat launched, a report came through that the child had possibly been located safe and well by RNLI lifeguards but the volunteer crew were requested to continue until this had been confirmed.
Shortly afterwards, news came through that the child had indeed been located and reunited with its parents.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 4.04pm on Sunday 23rd July after a report that two children had gone missing on Castle Beach.
As the volunteer crew were about to launch the boat, the missing children were found safe and well by the RNLI beach lifeguards so the lifeboat was stood down.
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.