Haydn Miller launched after 2 people are washed off rocks in heavy seas at Broadhaven . . . .

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.

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