ILB launched after windsurfer gets into trouble off Giltar Point . . . .

Shortly after 10am on Saturday 29th August, Tenby’s inshore lifeboat launched after Milford Haven Coastguard received several calls stating that a windsurfer was in difficulty off Giltar Point.

When the lifeboat arrived on scene, the volunteer crew discovered a windsurf sail abandoned between Lydstep and Giltar Point and, after a short search they were informed that the owner of the sail had made himself known to the RNLI lifeguards.

It turned out that he had indeed got into trouble and had to ditch his sail at sea and later his board in the cove and swim ashore at Penally beach. In the meantime, the lifeguards had paddled out after spotting his board.

As there was no longer anybody in danger, the lifeboat recovered the board and returned it to its owner on the beach before returning to station.

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