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Rescues

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat rescues dog that was cut off by tide after running away from its owner . . . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched shortly before 7am on Monday 9th May after a call to Milford Haven Coastguard from a gentleman reporting that his dog had got cut off by the incoming tide after it ran off whilst he was walking it along the Paragon beach.

The lifeboat was soon on scene, with the volunteer crew spotting the dog in a small cove under the Imperial Hotel. A crew member went ashore and retrieved the dog, which was none the worse for its ordeal.

The dog was then taken back to Tenby Harbour and reunited with its relieved owner who had made his way down to the Inshore Lifeboat station.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat rescues 3 people cut off by the tide.

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday 26th April following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from 3 people stating that they were cut off by the incoming tide between 1st Point and Waterwynch.

The volunteer crew began their search at the end of North Beach and quickly found the casualties on rocks between 1st and 2nd Points.

They were taken aboard the lifeboat and checked over to make sure they didn’t need medical attention, before being dropped onto the North Beach where they were met by members of Tenby Coastguard.

Tenby Lifeboat launches after man goes over cliff after his dog . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched at approximately 12.45pm on 23rd April following a report that a gentleman was stuck on a cliff near Broadhaven after climbing down to attempt to rescue his dog that had fallen off. Units also tasked were Tenby and St Govans Coastguard and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187.

The volunteer crew were soon on the water and made best speed to the area. Once on scene, the casualty was spotted clinging to rocks around 20ft from the top of the cliff. The ‘Y boat’ was then launched and a crew member was put ashore to make contact with and reassure the casualty that help was on its way.

Rescue helicopter 187 was soon on scene where they lowered the winch man to retrieve both the casualty and his dog and return them to the top of the cliff where they were met by the Coastguard teams. Sadly, the dog had passed away. The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving back at 2.10pm.

Haydn Miller launches on first shout of year to assist 94m cargo vessel . . . . .

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched just after 11pm on Monday 2 February after the 94 metre cargo vessel Aasvik suffered engine failure 8.5 miles South east of Tenby.

The crew of the vessel were attempting to deploy their anchor but due to the swell and the risk of the vessel grounding if the anchor failed to hold, the lifeboat was requested. Mumbles lifeboat was also put on stand-by.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and stood by in rough seas as the crew of the casualty vessel secured the anchor. Once it was determined that the anchor was holding successfully, the lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard, arriving back at station at 00:35.

All weather lifeboat launched after 4 kayaks are reported overdue at Towy Boat Club . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat launched around 6.15pm on Saturday 14 November after a report that 4 kayaks were overdue at Towy Boat Club, Llansteffan.
The kayaks had left Carmarthen around 10am, intending to arrive at Towy Boat Club sometime in the afternoon, before paddling back to Carmarthen. When they failed to arrive by early evening, concerned family raised the alarm.

The volunteer crew launched into rough seas and made best speed towards the Towy Estuary. Other units already searching were Ferryside Inshore Rescue boat, Coastguard, Police and Fire & Rescue teams and a Search and Rescue Helicopter had also been tasked.

As the lifeboat was passing Pendine, news came through that the casualties had been found near the railway bridge at Carmarthen. They were not in need of assistance and were safe.

The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 6.45pm.

Tenby inshore lifeboat launched after crew members spot windsurfer in difficulty . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched shortly before 4pm on Friday 13 November after the coxswain and mechanic spotted a windsurfer in difficulty off Castle Beach.

They noticed that the windsurfer had been blown over by the strong wind and seemed unable to get going again. He then began to paddle the board towards the beach but was making little headway due to the combination of choppy sea and strong wind.

The lifeboat was quickly on scene and the volunteer crew began a search for the casualty. They quickly noticed a windsurfer on the beach but due to the surf, were unable to go in and determine if he was the person that had been in difficulty. The helmsman decided to perform a search along Castle and South beaches to make sure there was nobody else in trouble. In the meantime, a member of the public approached Tenby Coastguard team who had arrived at Castle beach and confirmed that it was indeed the casualty on the beach and that he was now safe and well.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.

All weather lifeboat assists vessel with engine failure . . . . .

Tenby’s all weather lifeboat launched shortly after 1.15pm on Monday 2nd November following a call to Milford Haven Coastguard from the single occupant of a 15ft fishing vessel reporting that he’d suffered engine failure approximately 2 miles south-east of Trewent Point.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and went alongside the casualty vessel where the skipper requested a tow back to Stackpole. Once at Stackpole, the Y-boat was launched to tow the vessel into the slipway where it was put onto its trailer by the owner.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving back at 2.45pm.

Tenby RNLI lifeboat requested to launch after dog goes missing in surf . . . .

Shortly before 9am on Thursday 29 October, Tenby’s all weather lifeboat was requested to launch following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from a member of the public that a dog was in trouble in the sea between Manorbier and Precipe. The gentleman, who was walking the coast path at the time, reported that a black and white, Colley-type dog had gone into the water but he’d since lost sight of it due to the swell.

The lifeboat made best speed to the location and the volunteer crew began a visual search of the sea while Tenby and Manorbier Coastguard teams searched the shore. The lifeboat soon spotted what they though was the dog but upon further inspection, it turned out to be a seal. The lifeboat continued to search but unfortunately, due to the conditions, the boat could only get in so far because of the swell.

After searching for over an hour, there was nothing more the lifeboat could do so Milford Haven Coastguard stood the boat down. Tenby and Manorbier Coastguard teams, along with the dog’s owner continued to search the shoreline in the hope that the dog had made it ashore.

Tenby RNLI lifeboat launched following report of fisherman cut off by tide at Monkstone . . . .

Tenby’s all weather lifeboat launched into rough seas at approximately 02.40am on Monday 26 October following a report from Dyfed Powys Police that a fisherman had contacted them saying he was cut off by the tide whilst fishing off Monkstone beach.

The lifeboat made best speed toward Monkstone. As they were arriving however, the casualty made a further call to the Police stating that he had now managed to make it safely ashore and was on the coast path on the way back to the caravan that he was staying in above the beach. Once this was confirmed by the Milford Haven Coastguard, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.