Rescues

ILB launched after father and son get cut off by the tide . . . .

At 4:15pm on Saturday 16 August, Tenby’s inshore-lifeboat was launched following a report that 2 people were cut off by the tide in the Monkstone area. The lifeboat was soon on scene and the volunteer spotted what turned out to be a father and son stuck on a rock, unable to get ashore. They were taken aboard and returned to Saundersfoot. The lifeboat then returned to station.

ILB launched after report of person cut off by tide at Lydstep . . . .

At 5.50pm on Friday 14 August, Tenby’s inshore-lifeboat was launched following a report from a holiday-maker staying at Lydstep that a person was cut off by the tide near the quarry. Once on scene, the lifeboat crew quickly spotted somebody that matched the description, fishing on a rock. He was cut off but was in no danger and was happy to stay fishing where he was. The volunteer crew decided to perform a search of the area to rule out and more people being cut off, before returning to station.

Tenby all-weather lifeboat launches after 14ft sailing dinghy capsizes behind Caldey in rough seas . . . . .

At approximately 12.46pm on Thurs 6 August, Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from concerned visitors near the lighthouse on Caldey Island, stating that a small dinghy had capsized in rough seas and the single occupant didn’t seem to be able to right it.

The lifeboat was soon on the water and once they rounded Caldey point, the volunteer crew spotted 2 local fishing boats alongside the upturned dinghy which was about 200 metres south of the Caldey light. The occupant had been picked out of the water by one of the fishing boats whilst the other was in the process of righting the dinghy. The lifeboat went alongside and took the casualty aboard where he was checked over in case he needed medical assistance but luckily, he was fine. His dinghy was then taken in tow by the lifeboat back to Coppet Hall where it had been launched from earlier in the day.

Once there, the ‘Y boat’ was launched to tow the casualty vessel ashore where both it and it’s owner were met by Tenby Coastguards. The lifeboat then returned to station.

Tenby all-weather lifeboat launches after body boarder goes missing in surf off Burry Holmes . . . . .

At 13:28pm on Tuesday 4 August, Tenby’s all weather lifeboat launched following a report that a body boarder had gone missing at Blue Pool, near Burry Holmes – some 15 miles east of Tenby.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and the volunteer crew made best speed in rough seas to the scene. Burry Port inshore lifeboat was also launched to assist in the search.

Luckily, as the lifeboats were approaching the scene, the casualty was located safe and well on the beach. The lifeboats were stood down and returned to station.

Tenby all-weather lifeboat launches to assist kayaks drifting offshore 15 miles away.

At approximately 4:53pm on Sunday 2 August, Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched for the second time in the day, this time after 2 Kayaks each with 2 persons aboard were seen to be drifting northwards off Burry Holmes, some 15 miles east of Tenby. The lifeboat launched and headed towards Burry Holmes whilst both Burry Port inshore lifeboats were also being tasked. As the lifeboat was approaching the scene, Rhossili Mobile coastguard unit confirmed that casualties, along with their kayaks were now safe and well ashore. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Haydn Miller launches to assist grounding yacht in Haven waterway.

At 2.05pm on Sunday 2 August, Tenby’s all weather lifeboat launched following a report that the 8m yacht Seeka was grounding off the Valero jetty in the Milford Haven waterway. This would normally be on Angle lifeboat’s patch but they were already tasked on another rescue. The Haydn Miller launched and made best speed towards the casualty but, as the lifeboat was passing Freshwater East, Angle lifeboat reported that they had finished their rescue and were now heading to assist the Seeka. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Haydn Miller launches to assist becalmed yacht with engine failure 6 miles south-east of Caldey.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched at about 3:58pm on Thurs 30th July after a call from the 35ft yacht ‘Nauphante’ to Milford Haven Coastguard reporting that they had suffered engine failure about 6 miles South East of Caldey Island and with very little wind, they were unable to make headway. The Lifeboat was soon on the water and made best speed to the casualty vessel. Once alongside, the yacht requested a tow into Tenby. The tow was taken up and the yacht was taken the 6 miles back to Tenby and moored safely alongside the harbour wall. The Lifeboat returned to station at approximately 5.50pm.

All weather lifeboat launches after surfers appear to be caught in rip.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched at about 7:26pm on Wednesday 1 July after a member of the public believed that 2 surfers were caught in a rip at Manorbier Beach. The lifeboat made best speed to the scene but whilst on route, Tenby Coastguard Team made contact with the surfers and determined that they were safe and well and required no assistance. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Lifeboat assists cut off youth with hook stuck in his finger.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat was launched at 1:02pm on Saturday 27 June following a report that a male had injured himself and become cut off by the tide at Monkstone. The volunteer crew were soon on scene, locating the casualty on a rock in the middle of the beach. Once alongside, the crew found that the casualty had been fishing and whilst in the process of getting a fish of his hook, he’d managed to hook himself in the finger. To make things worse, he then lost the fish!! He was taken aboard the lifeboat and returned to Tenby harbour where a Paramedic was waiting for him. The lifeboat then rehoused.

Inshore lifeboat launches to assist Police in search.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat was launched at 16:25pm on Monday 23 June at the request of the Police to assist them and Tenby Coastguard in searching for any belongings which would possibly help them in piecing together the last movements of the deceased lady that was found the previous day. The volunteer crew searched the inaccessible bays of 1st and 2nd Point. The lifeboat returned to station at around 17:20.