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ILB rescue

Georgina Taylor assists vessel with engine failure . . . .

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.

Inshore lifeboat launches to assist people in the water . . . .

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.

Tenby inshore lifeboat launches after unmanned tender found drifting . . . .

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.

Georgina Taylor assists speedboat with engine failure . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor launched just after 1.30pm today (27 July) after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call reporting that a 22ft speedboat had broken down off the Skers.

The lifeboat was on the water within 2 minutes and the volunteer crew quickly located the casualty vessel drifting to the south-east of the Skers.

Once alongside, the occupants of the vessel requested a tow back to Saundersfoot Harbour. On arrival at Saundersfoot, the vessel was placed on its mooring within the harbour and the lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 2.40pm.

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.