Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 5.30pm on Thursday 26th July following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a person was cut off by the tide at Giltar.
As the crew were preparing to launch, news came through that the RNLI Beach Lifeguards had resolved the situation and no assistance was required.
The crew stood down.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 8pm on Thursday 19th July, following a report to the Coastguard that a male had walked fully clothed into the sea and was now struggling to swim.
The lifeboat was quickly on scene and located the casualty some way offshore.
He was taken aboard and checked over and it was decided that due to being cold and having ingested an unknown quantity of water, it was best to request an ambulance. On arrival back at the harbour, they were met by Tenby Coastguard Rescue team who had also been paged to the incident.
Once the ambulance arrived, the casualty was handed over into their care and the volunteer crew returned to station.
At 5.40pm on Wednesday 18th July, Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch after a report from some frantic owners of a dog that had fallen over the cliff at Giltar. They also stated they were going to attempt to rescue it.
The volunteer crew were on scene within minutes and after a brief search, found the dog on rocks at the base of the cliff. A member of crew was put ashore and managed to get to the dog. It was soaking wet, but otherwise, seemed fine considering it had just fallen off a cliff.
With the dog now safely secured and a clear path visible back up the cliff, it was decided to carry the dog back up.
Once at the top of the cliff, the crew member handed over the dog to the waiting owners of the family before heading back down to the lifeboat and returning to station. Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team were also in attendance to give safety advice.
At 8pm on Monday 16th July, Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched to tow the yacht that the all-weather lifeboat rescued earlier in the afternoon, into Tenby harbour.
The yacht was placed alongside the pier, allowing the skipper of the vessel to remove the rope once the tide had gone out.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked to an incident at St Catherine’s Island for the second time in 24 hrs, this time after a report that several teenagers were jumping off the highest point of the island.
The lifeboat was quickly on scene and after a brief search, located five teenagers that confirmed they had been jumping off. Due to the strong current between the island and the beach caused by the spring tide, the teenagers were taken aboard the lifeboat and brought to Castle Beach where they were met by Tenby Coastguard units.
The lifeboat then returned to station.
Whilst attending the Long Course Weekend swim on Tenby’s North Beach, the inshore lifeboat was tasked to investigate after a report that 3 swimmers were possibly in difficulty off St Catherine’s Island.
The lifeboat was quickly on scene and the volunteer crew performed a thorough search and located the swimmers. They were in no difficulty but were given safety advice informing them of the strong currents between the island and Castle Beach. The lifeboat then returned to the swim.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 5.50am on Saturday 7th July to assist the Police and Coastguard after a person was reported to be missing in the South Beach area.
All teams were quickly on scene, with the lifeboat beginning a shoreline search and the Coastguard and Police searching the beach. Luckily, within a few minutes, the person was found safe and well.
All units were stood down and returned to station.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 5am on Saturday 9th June after a person was reported to be in a distressed state on North Beach.
Despite being woken from their beds, the volunteer crew were quickly on the water and began a search of the shoreline on North Beach, whilst the Coastguard and Police searched the beach.
Whilst this search was going on, further news came through, stating that the person was now thought to be on Paragon Beach.
As all units were heading to the new location, the Police confirmed that the person was now in the care of the Welsh Ambulance Service.
The lifeboat was stood down and the returned to station.
Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch at 12.10pm on Tuesday 5th June following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a 21ft vessel had suffered engine failure close to the shore at Marros sands and was in danger of being swamped and washed ashore.
The all-weather lifeboat was quickly on the water, followed closely by the inshore lifeboat which had been tasked in case the casualty vessel was too close to the shore for the bigger lifeboat to reach.
As the lifeboats headed for Marros, it became apparent that the casualty vessel was underway again, after the owner managed to restart his engine, so the lifeboats escorted him towards Saundersfoot. A short time later, the engine failed again, so the vessel was taken in tow by volunteer crew of the inshore lifeboat.
Once at the entrance to Saundersfoot Harbour, the owner of the casualty vessel managed to restart the engine again and took the vessel into the harbour under its own power, escorted by the inshore lifeboat.
With the casualty vessel safely back alongside at Saundersfoot, the lifeboats were both stood down and returned to station, arriving at 1.25pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Georgina Taylor’ was requested to launch just after 12:40pm on Sunday 3rd June after the Coastguard received a report that a person had gone missing on Castle Beach, Tenby.
The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and proceeded to Castle Beach, where they were requested to perform a shoreline search towards Lydstep, whilst Coastguard units searched the beaches and headlands.
As the lifeboat was approaching Lydstep, news came through that the missing person had been located safe and well in Tenby town centre.
All units were stood down and the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 1:15pm.