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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.

All-weather lifeboat requested to launch after 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 Rhosili Beach. 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.

Coxswain and station to feature on ITV series . . . .

On Monday 30th October at 8pm ITV (national) are starting a four part series called The Harbour, which features several of our crew members, including Coxswain Phil John.

The show follows the four crew at Tenby, amongst other Tenby locals, over a year and charts the stories around Tenby Harbour over the different seasons.

The show was originally aired on ITV in Wales only earlier this year and was so successful that it is one of the only Wales only shows to be picked up and run nationally in this way, so everyone at the station are really excited.

Here’s the trailer for the first episode:

 

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