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Rescues

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Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat launched after dog goes over cliff at Barafundle . . . .

Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 12.30pm on 9th February following a report from concerned members of the public that their dog had gone over the cliff at Barafundle.

The lifeboat was soon on the water and the volunteer crew made best speed to the scene, some 11 miles west of Tenby.

Once on scene, the ‘Y’ boat was deployed to allow the crew members to search the rocks and a cave below the area. Unfortunately, they could not locate the dog.

At this point, Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Rescue Teams at the top of the cliff decided to deploy a rescue technician by rope to search the cliff and rocks from above, whilst the lifeboat provided safety cover.

Whilst searching, they located the dog in a blow hole behind that cave that the ‘Y’ boat searched but was inaccessible by sea.

The dog, who was none the worse for his ordeal, was retrieved and brought back up the cliff where he was reunited with his delighted owners.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at around 3pm.

Georgina Taylor launched after people get cut off by tide on rocks . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI Inshore lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 4.30pm on Friday 2nd February after a report that two people had been cut off by the incoming tide near Monkstone.

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and located the people between Pidgeon’s Cave and Monkstone beach. The lifeboat went into the rocks and took the casualties off before dropping them off in Saundersfoot harbour.

The lifeboat then returned to station, rehousing at 5.05pm.

Tenby lifeboat launched in early hours after head injury on beach . . . .

Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 12:45am on Sunday 21st January after a report that a female had suffered an injury on the beach at Wiseman’s Bridge.

Uncertainty as to where the casualty actually was, and the possible seriousness of the casualty’s condition, prompted the decision to request the lifeboat in case she was in a position inaccessible from the beach.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and the volunteer crew made best speed towards Wiseman’s Bridge.

As they were approaching the beach, further news came through to the Coastguard via Ambulance control that the casualty, who had suffered a head injury, was now safely in the Ambulance, having been transported from the beach by Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team.

With the casualty safely in the Ambulance, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 1.25am.

All-weather lifeboat requested to launch as 11 year old goes missing in surf . . . .

Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 1pm yesterday (Sunday 14th Jan) after an 11-year-old boy went missing whilst surfing on Rhossili Beach, 15 miles east of Tenby.

As the boat was preparing to launch, the Coastguard received confirmation that the boy had been found safe and well ashore. The lifeboat was stood down.

Burry Port and Horton and Port Eynon inshore lifeboats were also asked to launch.

Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat launched after dog goes over cliff at Barafundle . . . .

Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 3.30pm on 30th December following a report from a concerned member of the public that his dog had gone over the cliff at Barafundle.

The lifeboat was soon on the water and the volunteer crew made best speed to the scene, some 11 miles west of Tenby.

As the lifeboat was within a few hundred metres of Barafundle, the Coastguard received a further call stating that the owner had managed to coax the dog to swim back around to Barafundle beach and that both the dog and owner were now safe and well ashore.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 4.20pm.

The owners and the dog came to the station on New Year’s Day after the Lifeboat recovered from the Saundersfoot swim to say thank-you.

Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat launched in the early hours of Christmas eve . . . .

Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 3am on Christmas eve following a report from a man claiming to be stuck on an island near Rhossili Beach, 18 miles east of the station.

The volunteer crew made their way to the through moderate seas. Once on scene, due to the sea state and poor visibility, they were unable to get close so were tasked with illuminating the causeway from Rhossili Beach to Worm’s Head to enable Coastguard Teams to safely get across and continue their search.

Whilst they were doing this, Burry Port lifeboats were searching Burry Holms.

After a brief search, the casualty was located on Worm’s Head. He was cold and wet but otherwise unharmed.

He was escorted across the causeway before being checked over by paramedics.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving shortly after 6am.

Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat launched after report of 2 kayakers in difficulty . . . .

Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 1pm today (Sunday 12th November) after report of 2 kayakers in difficulty at Trewent Point, Freshwater East.

The lifeboat was on scene 15 minutes later and the volunteer crew quickly spotted the casualties on the rocks.

The Y-boat was then launched with two crew members aboard and proceeded into the rocks where the casualties were checked over. Luckily, they were not injured, just stranded on the rocks after getting into difficulty on their kayaks.

The casualties were taken aboard the Y-boat and into the beach at Freshwater East where they were me by members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team. The Y-boat then went back to retrieve the kayak from the rocks and dropped it to the beach, before returning to the all-weather lifeboat.

With the casualties now safely ashore, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 2.10pm.

Georgina Taylor tasked on first service from temporary lifeboat station . . . .

At 4.35pm on Tuesday 31st October, the crew of Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat were paged following a report that a kite surfer seemed to be in difficulty off Tenby’s South beach.

Five minutes later, whilst the volunteer crew were on the shoreline preparing to launch, they noticed the passenger vessel Caldey Abbey II approaching the beach. A kite surfer jumped over the side and then made his way ashore.

Before returning to station, the crew chatted to the surfer, who confirmed he’d been the one in trouble and was in no need of medical assistance.

Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team were also in attendance.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched to assist fishing vessel with fouled propellers . . . .

At 9.30am on Monday 30th October, Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch following the report that a 12-metre commercial fishing vessel had broken down one-mile south-east of Stackpole.

The vessel had lost all power, having fouled both propellers whilst fishing.

The volunteer crew were soon on the water and made their way to the casualty, arriving 20 minutes later. Once alongside, the crew of the casualty vessel requested a tow back to their home port of Milford Haven.

The vessel was then taken in tow back towards Milford Haven and once about 3 miles southeast of the entrance to Milford Haven Waterway, Angle lifeboat launched and took over the tow for the remaining few miles.

Tenby lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station, arriving at 11.30am.

Haydn Miller launched during Storm Brian after person thought to be washed off rocks at Skrinkle . . . .

At 9.20am on Saturday 21st October, during Storm Brian, Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched following a report that somebody had been washed off the rocks by the large swell at Skrinkle.

The volunteer crew made best speed to Skrinkle through huge seas, whilst being buffeted by 65mph gusts.

Once on scene, the lifeboat got as close as was safely possible in the huge swell and began to perform a search between Skrinkle and Lydstep, whilst Coastguard teams searched from the cliffs above and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 search from the air.

As the search continued, the Coastguard received a call from someone claiming to be the person that had been on the rocks. Once this was confirmed, and that the person was safe and well, all units were stood down.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 10:50am


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