Rescues

Lifeboat assists in recovery of body off North Beach.

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat was launched at 9.50am on Monday 22 June after an RNLI Lifeguard reported what appeared to be a body floating in the sea off North Beach. The lifeboat was quickly on scene and the volunteer crew recovered the body and brought it back to the awaiting Police at the inshore lifeboat station. The lifeboat was again requested to launch later in the morning, to assist Coastguards and Police in a coastline search to locate any possible belongings which may have helped to identify the person.

Inshore lifeboat searches for person possibly cut off by tide.

The ILB launched at 18:39hrs on Friday 19 June after Milford Haven Coastguard received a phone call from a jogger stating that he thought he’d seen a lady cut off by the incoming tide somewhere between Swallow Tree and Monkstone. The ILB was quickly on scene, with the volunteer crew searching the rocks and coves between Monkstone and Saundersfoot, whilst Tenby Coastguard Team searched from above. After performing a thorough search and with nothing found and nobody reported missing, the search was called off and the ILB returned to station.

Tenby lifeboat assists in evacuation of sailor with head injury.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was launched at 5:48pm on Sunday 7th June following a report from the 52m sail training vessel Lord Nelson that a 62yr old had gone over on his ankle, suffering a laceration to the back of his head approx. 10 miles south of Caldey Island. The volunteer crew made best speed to the casualty vessel.

Whilst the lifeboat was en route, the casualty began slipping in and out of consciousness so it was decided by Milford Haven Coastguard that an RAF Seaking rescue helicopter would be the best option for evacuating him. Once alongside the Lord Nelson, 3 RNLI crew members went aboard to assess the casualty. Luckily, there was a nurse on board that had been attending to him so he was all ready to be placed into a stretcher and taken aboard the lifeboat. The helicopter was soon on scene and winched the casualty up and transferred him to Morriston hospital.

The lifeboat returned to station, rehousing at 7:26pm

The lifeboat prepares to go alongside the Lord Nelson.

The lifeboat prepares to go alongside the Lord Nelson.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launches after vessel suffers fouled propeller 31 miles south-west of Tenby.

Tenby RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ was requested to launch after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from a 12 meter fishing vessel which had suffered a fouled propeller 31 miles south-west of Tenby.

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water making best speed towards the vessel but the lifeboat was stood down as the Skipper of the fishing boat had managed to clear the problem.

Tenby and Angle lifeboats team up on rescue.

As Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was already near Freshwater East whilst returning from their previous shout, the volunteer crew were requested to assist a small seven metre power boat with a fouled propeller in Freshwater West Bay. The all-weather lifeboat made its way around to the bay and towed the boat towards Sheep Rock. In the meantime, Angle RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched their Tamar class lifeboat shortly before 6pm to a continue to tow the power boat to the safety of Neyland Marina. The small power boat was towed for 10 miles by Angle RNLI, arriving safely at Neyland Marina by 7:15pm.

Both lifeboats were finally stood down, with Tenby volunteers returning to station at 7:10pm whilst Angle volunteers following shortly after at 7:45pm.

The tow is passed to the casualty vessel.

The tow is passed to the casualty vessel.

Haydn Miller launched after reports of cliff faller.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard shortly after 4pm on Monday25th May after they received reports that a person had fallen off a cliff in Bull Slaughter Bay. As the volunteer crew were making their way to join Rescue 169 helicopter and Tenby and St Govan’s cliff rescue teams, the volunteers were informed that the casualty had been winched up to the helicopter and was being transferred to hospital.

Before leaving the scene, the volunteers decided to deploy the smaller y-boat to check on the rest of the climbing party before returning to station. The party were asked if they would like to be transferred back to shore on the lifeboat but the offer was declined.

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Lifeboat assists in search for missing teenager.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched at 8:02pm on Saturday 9th May after a report from the Police that an at-risk 17yr old male was missing in the Lydstep area. The boat was soon on scene and the volunteer crew began a search of the rocks and shoreline from Giltar Point towards East Moor cliff and back again whilst the Tenby and St Govans Coastguard units and Police Helicopter X-ray 99 searched the land.

As the lifeboat neared Proud Giltar towards the end of their search leg, and with light fading quickly, the Police decided they were happy with the area that the boat had searched and stood the lifeboat down. The boat was re-housed at 9.30pm. The missing youth was later found by Police in the Penally area.

Haydn Miller medevacs 14 year old girl with broken collar bone.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat the Haydn Miller launched at 16:37hrs on Thurs 9th April following a report to Miford Haven Coastguard from Ambulance Control that a 14yr old girl had fallen badly on rocks at Barafundle Beach, suffering back and neck injuries.

The lifeboat was tasked to ferry the casualty around to Stackpole Quay which was the closest place the Paramedics could get the ambulance to. The boat was soon on scene and found the Paramedics already stabilising the casualty with the help of St Govans Cliff Rescue Team. The Y Boat was launched with 2 volunteer crew members and a stretcher aboard and taken into the beach.

Once the casualty had been loaded onto the stretcher, she was taken aboard the Y Boat along with a Paramedic and conveyed the short distance around the headland to Stackpole Quay where she was met by Tenby Coastguards and the ambulance. She was then taken to Hospital with a suspected broken collar bone.