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ILB rescue

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat rescues 2 people and their dog cut off by tide . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched just after 1pm today (2 July) after the local fishing
vessel Stephen William reported that they were just off Bowman’s rock and that there were 2
people and a dog cut off by the incoming tide.

Once on the water, the volunteer crew of the Georgina Taylor quickly spotted the Stephen
William which was keeping an eye on the casualties. The lifeboat went into the rocks, picked
up the 2 people and their dog and then returned them to the safety of North Beach where
they were met by members of Tenby Coastguard.

The lifeboat then returned to station.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat assists Police and Coastguard in search for possible missing teenager . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 9pm today (26 June) at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard after the Police received a report that a youth may be missing on Tenby’s South beach.

The Georgina Taylor was on the water within 4 minutes and the volunteer crew began a shoreline search from Castle Beach up to Giltar Point, whilst Tenby Police and Coastguard Teams searched the beach and caves.

Having searched the whole area and after speaking to several people on the rocks at Giltar who had seen nobody enter the water, the search was stood down.

The lifeboat arrived back on station at 9.50pm

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat launches following report of people cut off by tide . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.19pm today (3 June) after a report that people were cut off on the Paragon beach by the incoming tide.

As the Georgina Taylor was approaching the scene, they noticed several people wading through the water between the Paragon beach and the Iron Bar steps and then climbing the steps to safety.

As there were no other people cut off by the tide, the lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard and returned to station.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat launches after report of overdue kayak . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched at 5.15pm today (28 May) after a phone call to Milford Haven Coastguard from the partner of a kayaker reporting that he’d disappeared from sight off Waterwynch and hadn’t returned.

Once launched, the crew started their search at 1st Point and quickly spotted the casualty off Waterwynch. They went alongside and although he confirmed he was in no danger, the crew advised he make his way back to shore where his relieved partner was waiting for him.

The volunteer crew then returned to station.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat launches after report of overturned kayak

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched shortly after 5pm today (24th May) after a member of the public went into the town’s Police station reporting that they’d spotted what appeared to be an upturned kayak off Waterwynch.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water, with the volunteer crew beginning their search from the end of North beach, toward Waterwynch. They were joined by Tenby Coastguard and also Police units who searched from the cliff top.

During their search, the lifeboat crew spoke to the occupant of a local fishing vessel who said he’d been in the area for an hour and hadn’t seen any kayaks.
With nobody reported missing and the search area covered by both land and sea units, it was declared a false alarm and the lifeboat was stood down to return to station.

Tenby RNLI lifeboats rescue kayaker from rocks after he capsizes off West Moor cliff.

Tenby RNLI lifeboats rescue kayaker from rocks after he capsizes off West Moor cliff . . . . .

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats launched shortly before 4pm today (18th May) after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from a gentleman stating that his friend had disappeared from sight after he was unable to get back into his kayak after capsizing in a fresh offshore breeze.

Both lifeboats were quickly on the water, with the volunteer crew making best speed toward the casualty’s position.

Once on scene, the lifeboats were directed towards the casualty by a local fishing boat that had spotted him swimming towards the rocks and had stood-by whilst he made his way ashore.

The inshore lifeboat went into the rocks and took the casualty aboard. He was then transferred to the all-weather lifeboat to be checked over whilst awaiting the arrival of rescue helicopter 187 from St Athan. The helicopter was soon overhead and winched the casualty up and then landed him on Freshwater East beach where paramedics were waiting to check him over. The casualty was feeling cold and unwell due to ingesting sea water so it was decided that he should be flown to Withybush Hospital, accompanied by one of the Paramedics.

Both boats were then stood down, arriving back at station at about 5.30pm.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat rescues dog that was cut off by tide after running away from its owner . . . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched shortly before 7am on Monday 9th May after a call to Milford Haven Coastguard from a gentleman reporting that his dog had got cut off by the incoming tide after it ran off whilst he was walking it along the Paragon beach.

The lifeboat was soon on scene, with the volunteer crew spotting the dog in a small cove under the Imperial Hotel. A crew member went ashore and retrieved the dog, which was none the worse for its ordeal.

The dog was then taken back to Tenby Harbour and reunited with its relieved owner who had made his way down to the Inshore Lifeboat station.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat rescues 3 people cut off by the tide.

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday 26th April following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from 3 people stating that they were cut off by the incoming tide between 1st Point and Waterwynch.

The volunteer crew began their search at the end of North Beach and quickly found the casualties on rocks between 1st and 2nd Points.

They were taken aboard the lifeboat and checked over to make sure they didn’t need medical attention, before being dropped onto the North Beach where they were met by members of Tenby Coastguard.

Tenby inshore lifeboat launched after crew members spot windsurfer in difficulty . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched shortly before 4pm on Friday 13 November after the coxswain and mechanic spotted a windsurfer in difficulty off Castle Beach.

They noticed that the windsurfer had been blown over by the strong wind and seemed unable to get going again. He then began to paddle the board towards the beach but was making little headway due to the combination of choppy sea and strong wind.

The lifeboat was quickly on scene and the volunteer crew began a search for the casualty. They quickly noticed a windsurfer on the beach but due to the surf, were unable to go in and determine if he was the person that had been in difficulty. The helmsman decided to perform a search along Castle and South beaches to make sure there was nobody else in trouble. In the meantime, a member of the public approached Tenby Coastguard team who had arrived at Castle beach and confirmed that it was indeed the casualty on the beach and that he was now safe and well.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.

Inshore lifeboat assists in evacuation of walker with suspected broken ankle near Amroth . . . .

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat launched shortly before 1.30pm on Saturday 24 October after a walker fell on rocks between Amroth and Wiseman’s Bridge, suffering a suspected broken ankle.

The lifeboat was quickly on scene and a volunteer crew member went ashore to assess the casualty. The gentleman had gotten his foot trapped between 2 rocks and then lost his balance and fell. It was decided that as the casualty was comfortable where he was, the crew member would stay with him whilst the lifeboat went the short distance around to Amroth to collect the Paramedic who had also arrived so that he could treat the casualty and also a Coastguard team member to assist in evacuating the casualty.

With the Paramedic, Coastguard team member and also a stretcher on board, the lifeboat then went back to the casualty. In the short time the lifeboat had been away, the tide had come in considerably and the swell had picked up to the extent that the helmsman decided that the safest option to evacuate the casualty would be by Helicopter. Milford Haven Coastguard then arranged for Royal Navy Search and Rescue Helicopter 193 from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall. In the meantime, the wife of the casualty, along with their 2 dogs, were taken aboard the lifeboat and dropped safely ashore at Amroth so that she could arrange transport to meet her husband at the hospital.

Once the helicopter was on scene, the casualty was airlifted, along with the lifeboat crew member, Paramedic and Coastguard member. They were then dropped in a field above the site where the casualty was placed in an ambulance and taken to hospital.