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Rescues

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Haydn Miller launched after yacht goes aground . . . .

Just after 7pm today (7 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched for the 3rd time after yacht was reported to be aground on Carmarthen Bar.

On arriving at the scene, there was insufficient water for the volunteer crew to get in close so the lifeboat stood off as safety cover as Burry Port inshore lifeboat towed the vessel free.

The lifeboat returned to station.

Haydn Miller tasked after 12yr old girls goes missing in surf off Rhossili . . . .

Just after 3:45pm today (7 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched for the 2nd time in the day, this time after Milford Haven Coastguard received a report that a 12yr old girl was seen to enter the surf at Rhossili beach and not come back out.

The lifeboat launched and the volunteer crew headed for Rhossili. Whilst enroute, Milford Haven Coastguard received a further report that the girl was now out of the sea and was safe ashore.

The Haydn Miller stood down and returned to station.

Haydn Miller assists capsized dinghy off Coppet Hall . . . .

Just after 12pm today (7 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call stating that a small sailing dinghy had capsized off Coppet Hall and its occupants were in the water.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and made best speed to Coppet Hall. Once on scene, a local vessel confirmed that they had pulled occupants of the capsized dinghy out of the water and dropped them ashore.

With the casualties safe and well, their dinghy was righted and a volunteer crew member placed aboard as the lifeboat towed it toward the shore. Once in close enough, due to the shallow depth of water, a local vessel brought the dinghy into the shore.

The Haydn Miller then returned to station, arriving at 12:55pm.

Haydn Miller tasked following red flare sighting . . . .

At 1.45am today (4 August), Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to check out a vessel that had been located during a search by Coastguard teams and a rescue helicopter after red flares were sighted off Stackpole. The vessel in question was moored off Broadhaven and had a fishing rod over the side but the helicopter couldn’t see anyone aboard.

As the volunteer crew were assembling, news came through that the owner of the vessel had been found safely ashore at home.

The lifeboat crew were stood down and returned home.

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.

Haydn Miller assists 20ft speedboat with engine failure . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched at 11.45am today (24 July) after a 20ft speedboat reported to Milford Haven Coastguard that they’d suffered engine failure between Tenby and Caldey and were adrift.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and headed to the vessel’s last known position. The volunteer crew soon saw that the casualty vessel had drifted between Giltar and St Margaret’s island and was now about ¼ off Lydstep.

Once the lifeboat was alongside, the occupants of the casualty vessel requested a tow back to Tenby and some 30 minutes later, they arrived outside the harbour. Unfortunately, due to the ebbing tide, there was insufficient water in the harbour to allow the lifeboat to enter, so a member of the lifeboat crew assisted the occupants of the speedboat in paddling the vessel into the harbour.

With the vessel now safely back on its moorings, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 12.50pm.

Haydn Miller launches after kayak becomes lost in fog . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched shortly after 9am today (18 July) following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from a kayak stating that he was lost in fog. The kayak’s last know position was somewhere between Pendine and Cefn Sidan sands. Other units also tasked were Ferryside inshore rescue boat and Tenby, Ferryside and Burry Port Coastguard units.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and made best speed to the scene where the volunteer crew attempted to locate the casualty using a variety of equipment including the VHF direction finder and radar.

As the lifeboat was approaching Cefn Sidan, Ferryside inshore rescue boat reported they had located the casualty and were in the process of taking him aboard before returning with him to station.

With the casualty found safe and well, the Haydn Miller was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 10.20am.

Haydn Miller launches to assist possible drifting yacht . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched shortly before 4am on Sunday 17 July after the owner of a yacht moored off Tenby thought that the vessel moored near him had broken it’s mooring and was drifting eastwards.

The lifeboat was soon on the water and the volunteer crew quickly located the yacht in question. After speaking to the owner, who was aboard, he confirmed that he was not drifting and was in no need of assistance.

The lifeboat made a quick search of the area to rule out any other casualties before returning to station at around 4.20am.

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.

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