Tenby’s relief RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch at 8.15pm on Saturday 14th July following a report that a jet ski was in trouble near Burry Holmes with the occupants possibly having been thrown into the water.
As the boat was preparing to launch, news came through that the occupants were now ashore and in no danger.
The crew stood down and returned home.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked to an incident at St Catherine’s Island for the second time in 24 hrs, this time after a report that several teenagers were jumping off the highest point of the island.
The lifeboat was quickly on scene and after a brief search, located five teenagers that confirmed they had been jumping off. Due to the strong current between the island and the beach caused by the spring tide, the teenagers were taken aboard the lifeboat and brought to Castle Beach where they were met by Tenby Coastguard units.
The lifeboat then returned to station.
Whilst attending the Long Course Weekend swim on Tenby’s North Beach, the inshore lifeboat was tasked to investigate after a report that 3 swimmers were possibly in difficulty off St Catherine’s Island.
The lifeboat was quickly on scene and the volunteer crew performed a thorough search and located the swimmers. They were in no difficulty but were given safety advice informing them of the strong currents between the island and Castle Beach. The lifeboat then returned to the swim.
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch with Paramedics aboard shortly before 1pm on Monday 9th July after a report from the Welsh Ambulance Service that somebody had fallen, suffering a head injury.
Once on the water, the lifeboat made best speed to Caldey, where the boat was met at the slipway by Caldey Coastguard who took the Paramedics and a member of the lifeboat crew up to where the casualty was lying.
After making an assessment, the Paramedics decided that the best way of getting the casualty off the island was by air, but unfortunately, neither the Air Ambulance or Coastguard Rescue Helicopter were available due to other commitments, which left the lifeboat as the last option.
The casualty was immobilised and made as comfortable as possible before being brought slowly down to the jetty and transferred aboard the lifeboat for the short journey back to Tenby Harbour, before being placed in the back of the ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 4pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 5.50am on Saturday 7th July to assist the Police and Coastguard after a person was reported to be missing in the South Beach area.
All teams were quickly on scene, with the lifeboat beginning a shoreline search and the Coastguard and Police searching the beach. Luckily, within a few minutes, the person was found safe and well.
All units were stood down and returned to station.
Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 4.45pm on Friday 23rd June following a report that a kayak was overdue at Freshwater East.
The lifeboat was soon on the water and made best speed towards the area, whilst Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Teams made their way by road.
News soon came through that the kayaker had made it safely ashore at Freshwater East and was in no danger. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 5.25pm.
The crew of Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat were paged to standby at 11.32am on Saturday 16th June after a report that a kayak had capsized somewhere between Mewslade Bay, Gower and Port Eynon Point, with somebody in the water.
As the crew were arriving at the station, further news came through that the incident was a little further east than first thought and that Mumbles Lifeboat, which was on exercise in the area, was on its way to the scene. They were also joined by Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat.
The crew stood down.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 5am on Saturday 9th June after a person was reported to be in a distressed state on North Beach.
Despite being woken from their beds, the volunteer crew were quickly on the water and began a search of the shoreline on North Beach, whilst the Coastguard and Police searched the beach.
Whilst this search was going on, further news came through, stating that the person was now thought to be on Paragon Beach.
As all units were heading to the new location, the Police confirmed that the person was now in the care of the Welsh Ambulance Service.
The lifeboat was stood down and the returned to station.
Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch at 12.10pm on Tuesday 5th June following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a 21ft vessel had suffered engine failure close to the shore at Marros sands and was in danger of being swamped and washed ashore.
The all-weather lifeboat was quickly on the water, followed closely by the inshore lifeboat which had been tasked in case the casualty vessel was too close to the shore for the bigger lifeboat to reach.
As the lifeboats headed for Marros, it became apparent that the casualty vessel was underway again, after the owner managed to restart his engine, so the lifeboats escorted him towards Saundersfoot. A short time later, the engine failed again, so the vessel was taken in tow by volunteer crew of the inshore lifeboat.
Once at the entrance to Saundersfoot Harbour, the owner of the casualty vessel managed to restart the engine again and took the vessel into the harbour under its own power, escorted by the inshore lifeboat.
With the casualty vessel safely back alongside at Saundersfoot, the lifeboats were both stood down and returned to station, arriving at 1.25pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘Georgina Taylor’ was requested to launch just after 12:40pm on Sunday 3rd June after the Coastguard received a report that a person had gone missing on Castle Beach, Tenby.
The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and proceeded to Castle Beach, where they were requested to perform a shoreline search towards Lydstep, whilst Coastguard units searched the beaches and headlands.
As the lifeboat was approaching Lydstep, news came through that the missing person had been located safe and well in Tenby town centre.
All units were stood down and the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 1:15pm.