Shortly after 10am on Saturday 29th August, Tenby’s inshore lifeboat launched after Milford Haven Coastguard received several calls stating that a windsurfer was in difficulty off Giltar Point.
It turned out that he had indeed got into trouble and had to ditch his sail at sea and later his board in the cove and swim ashore at Penally beach. In the meantime, the lifeguards had paddled out after spotting his board.
At 3:49pm on Tuesday 18 August, Tenby’s inshore lifeboat was launched for a 2nd time in the day, this time to assist in the search for a 27 year old that had gone missing at Tenby Harbour. The lifeboat was tasked to search the shoreline between 1st point and Castle Beach, whilst the Police and Tenby Coastguard units searched the beaches and town. As the search was progressing, news came in that the casualty had been found inland at Ludchurch. The lifeboat stood down.
Shortly before 2pm on Tuesday 18 August, Tenby’s inshore lifeboat was requested to launch after a child went missing on Saundersfoot beach. As the volunteer crew were heading to the scene, the child was found safe and well. The lifeboat returned to station.
Shortly before 4.30pm on Monday 17th August, the inshore lifeboat crew were paged after a report that a child was missing on Coppet Hall beach. As the volunteer crew were preparing to launch the lifeboat, the child was fond safe and well so the crew stood down.