At 3.30pm on Wednesday 25th August, Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat launched following a report that a 7 metre rib had suffered engine failure half a mile south of St Govans.
The occupants of the vessel had an auxiliary engine but they were failing to make headway against the tide.
Whilst the volunteer lifeboat crew were making best speed to the area, a local fishing boat that happened to be in the area responded to a call from Milford Haven Coastguard and pulled the rib clear of danger and stood-by until the Haydn Miller arrived.
Once the lifeboat was on scene, the occupants of the casualty vessel requested a tow back to Freshwater East.
The rib and her 6 occupants were soon safely back at Freshwater East and once safely ashore, the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 5:20pm
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch just before 6pm on 23rd August after a 9yr old boy who was staying in a caravan in Kiln Park told his parents he was going for a swim.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and began a search from St Catherine’s Island up towards Giltar Pool. Several people who were spotted on the shoreline during the search were approached by the volunteer crew, but none had seen a young boy near the water’s edge.
Some ten minutes after beginning the search, news came through via Dyfed Powys Police that the young boy had fortunately been found at the swimming pool in Kiln Park.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 6.15pm.
Haydn Miller requested to check safety of kayaker seen passing through Sker rocks in big swell . . . .
At 7pm this evening (19 August), whilst returning from the previous shout, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested by Milford Haven Coastguard to check on the safety of a kayak seen passing through the Sker rocks in rough seas.
The Coastguard had taken a call from the Deputy Launching Authority at the lifeboat station stating that the sea conditions were not really suitable for a kayak.
The lifeboat was soon alongside the kayaker and advised him to return to and stay in Tenby’s North Bay where it was more sheltered from the southerly swell.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 7.10pm.
At 5.35pm this evening (19 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that an adult and a child had been washed off rocks in heavy seas at Broadhaven.
The lifeboat was on the water within minutes, with the volunteer crew making best speed towards Broadhaven, some 11 miles west of Tenby.
When the lifeboat was a few miles from the scene, further details came through from Milford Haven Coastguard stating that Coastguard Teams on shore had confirmed that the casualties had managed to climb a rock offshore from Broadhaven. However, they said there was an 8ft swell pounding the rocks, meaning that rescue by sea was probably not possible so the Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter from St Athan, Rescue 187 was tasked. The Haydn Miller was requested to stand off and provide safety cover.
The helicopter was overhead fifteen minutes later and lifted both casualties to safety, before dropping them ashore to the awaiting Coastguards and Paramedics.
The lifeboat was then released and returned to station.
At 7.30am this morning (18 August) Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard that a swimmer was missing off Broadhaven.
The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and made best speed to Broadhaven.
As the lifeboat was passing Lydstep, a call came through from Milford Haven Coastguard confirming that the casualty was now safe and well ashore.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 7:55am.
Shortly after returning from supporting the Caldey swim this morning (14 August), Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was called into action again, this time after a fisherman suffered a reaction to a sting from a fish some 16 miles south of Caldey.
The casualty made the call for assistance to Milford Haven Coastguard, stating that he was in extreme pain and that his finger was swelling up quickly.
The lifeboat was on the water just after 1pm and headed towards the 16ft casualty vessel. Once on scene, volunteer lifeboat crew members went aboard to assess the casualty.
After being checked over, the casualty confirmed that he was now feeling a lot better and was happy to continue fishing.
The lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard and returned to station, arriving at 2.30pm.
As the volunteer crew of the Haydn Miller were performing a towing exercise this evening (9 August) Milford Haven Coastguard requested that they head towards Burry Holmes to assist a 29ft yacht that had suffered engine failure and was making little progress in light winds against the tide.
The lifeboat was soon heading towards the casualty vessel. Once alongside, the occupants of the yacht requested a tow to Saundersfoot.
Two and a half hours later, the yacht was safely at Saundersfoot.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 11pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was lauched at 7.15pm tonight (8 Aug) after a report from a 6m RHIB that they’d broken down off Amroth. The lifeboat was soon on scene and the occupants of the vessel requested a tow back to Saundersfoot Harbour.
Once the vessel was safely back on its moorings, the volunteer crew returned to station, arriving at 8.15pm.
At 8.40pm today (7 August) Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call stating that a several people were in trouble in the water off Castle Beach.
The all-weather lifeboat which was returning from the previous shout was also tasked. The lifeboat was on scene within two minutes but luckily, the casualties were now out of the water and were being treated by Tenby Fire Brigade who were on scene as part of Tenby’s Summer Spectacular. Paramedics then arrived to treat the casualties.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.
Again, as the Haydn Miller was returning to station from a previous job, the volunteer crew were tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to their 5th incident of the day, this time at Castle Beach, Tenby where several people had been reported in difficulty in the sea which the inshore lifeboat was already at.
On arrival, it was found that all casualties were out of the water and being attended to by Tenby Fire Brigade who happened to be on scene as part of Tenby’s Summer Spectacular.
The lifeboat was stood down for the final time and returned to station, arriving at 9pm.