Inshore lifeboat rescues for 2019

ID747
TitleTenby’s Inshore lifeboat launched after man reported missing near Castle Beach in early hours . . .
Date2019-05-04
Time02:40:00
WindN 16 knots
WeatherOvercast
ConditionsSlight
Casualty typeMissing person
PositionCastle Beach, Tenby
DetailsTenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at around 2.40am on Saturday 4th May, to assist Police and Coastguards in the search for a man reported missing in the Castle Beach area.

Once on the water, the volunteer crew searched from the all-weather lifeboat station, up as far as South Beach, including St Catherine’s Island, using lights and a night vision camera whilst Police and Coastguard teams searched the shoreline and town.

As the search progressed, the lifeboat returned to station to retrieve a handheld thermal imaging camera (FLIR) from the all-weather lifeboat. The camera enables the crew to see in the dark and through bushes and undergrowth on the shoreline, by detecting body heat.

The lifeboat then searched up as far as Giltar, before news came through that the Police had found the person in town, safe and well.

All units stood down, with the lifeboat arriving back at station at 4.15am.
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