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Rescues

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat assists 36ft yacht with fouled propeller . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched around 11.40am today (28 June) after a 36ft sailing vessel suffered a fouled propeller a quarter of a mile North of Tenby Harbour. Due to the incoming tide and onshore wind, it was in danger of drifting onto the beach.

Once on the water, the volunteer crew quickly spotted the yacht which was now at anchor. The lifeboat went alongside the casualty vessel and the skipper requested a tow into the safety of Tenby Harbour where he could remove the rope from his propeller.

With the yacht safely in the harbour, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving shortly after 1pm.

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 RNLI lifeboat crew assist police in recovering boat . . . .

Tenby RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.30am on Sunday (26 June) to assist Dyfed-Powys Police.

The Police wanted to recover a 17ft sailing vessel heading from Saundersfoot Harbour towards Worms Head so requested the assistance of the lifeboat.

Tenby RNLI’s Tamar class lifeboat Haydn Miller was soon heading down the slipway with two police officers aboard and made best speed towards the last known position.

The volunteer crew quickly located the vessel about four-and-a-half miles south east of Saundersfoot Harbour.

The lifeboat crew attached a tow line to the vessel and it was towed back to Saundersfoot and reunited with its owner.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 12.10pm.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launches on mercy mission after monk taken ill on Caldey Island . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 10.30am today (12 June) after one of the monks fell ill on Caldey Island. The Haydn Miller was on the water within 6 minutes, with the volunteer crew joined by 2 Paramedics.

Once at Caldey, the Paramedics went ashore and up to the village to assess the casualty, with a crew member going along to provide communications with the lifeboat. The Haydn Miller then returned to the Harbour to collect members of Tenby’s Coastguard Rescue team in case a helicopter landing site needed to be set up.

Shortly after the lifeboat arrived back at Caldey, the on scene Paramedics decided that a helicopter was the best method to evacuate the casualty so the Coastguard team were put ashore to go up to the Lighthouse to prepare the island’s helicopter landing site.

Once stabilised, the casualty was brought up to the lighthouse in a stretcher, where Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan landed just after 12pm. The patient was handed into the care of the helicopter’s Paramedic and was then flown to Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

The lifeboat then left Caldey, returning to station just after 1pm.

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.

Haydn Miller launches after kayak capsizes off Freshwater East . . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.18pm today (31 May) after a kayak capsized off Trewent point near Freshwater East.

As the Haydn Miller was arriving on scene, the occupant of the kayak was being picked out of the water by the crew of the Manorbier Range Safety vessel Smit Merrion, who happened to be in the area. The casualty was then transferred aboard the lifeboat to be assessed before being brought ashore in Freshwater East where the Coastguard were waiting to meet him.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving back at 3.30pm.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launches after dog goes over cliff at Manorbier . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.25pm today (30 May) after a report that a dog had gone over the cliff at Manorbier.

The volunteer crew soon had the lifeboat on the water and made best speed towards Manorbier. As they were approaching the scene, Milford Haven Coastguard confirmed that the dog had been safely recovered and was now back in the possession of its owner.

The Haydn Miller was stood down 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.