Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat ‘Haydn Miller’ was requested to launch by the Coastguard at 10:45am today (22nd February) following a report from the Police that a person was missing in the Skrinkle area.
The all-weather lifeboat made best speed in rough seas towards Skrinkle and began a search of the area. Once it was deemed that the conditions were safe enough for the Inshore Lifeboat that was launched and joined the search too.
As the inshore lifeboat was arriving on scene, members of St Govans Coastguard cliff team spotted the casualty at the base of a 100ft+ cliff in a small cove.
The inshore lifeboat went into the cove in in between waves and dropped off three crew members to go and assess the best way of extracting the casualty. In the meantime, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan was tasked to provide assistance, whilst the Coastguard cliff team prepared to send a technician down from the top.
Due to the increasing swell going into the cove, it was decided that a sea extraction was too dangerous. Once Rescue 187 arrived on scene, they decided that due to the small dimensions of the cove and many loose stones above, it was unsafe for them to try to winch the casualty and crew up. The only option left was to take everyone up by rope.
Both lifeboats then stood-by and provided safety cover whilst the three lifeboat crew members and Coastguard cliff rescue technician were winched up to the top of the cliff, before the helicopter retrieved the casualty.
All units were then stood down and the lifeboats returned to station, arriving at 3.30pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was requested to launch by the Coastguard at 16:45pm today (2 February) following a report from a walker that he was cut off by the tide between Waterwynch and Monkstone.
The all-weather lifeboat was requested as opposed to the inshore lifeboat due to the big south easterly swell on scene that would make a rescue by the much smaller craft too dangerous.
As the crew were assembling and preparing to launch, the casualty made a further call to the Coastguard to state that he’d managed to climb the cliff to safety and was making his way along the coast path towards Waterwynch.
The lifeboat was then stood down and the crew returned home.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.55pm on Wednesday 25 January 2017 following a report that a walker was cut off by the incoming tide 16 miles away at Worm’s Head.
The volunteer crew made best speed in choppy seas towards Worm’s Head where they were tasked to stand by and provide safety cover to Horton & Port Eynon Inshore lifeboat as they attempted to retrieve the casualty in a south-easterly swell on the limitations of the boat.
As the lifeboat arrived on scene, the Inshore lifeboat reported that they had successfully managed to get the casualty off the rocks.
With nobody left in danger and the Inshore lifeboat returning to station with the casualty, the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 4.40pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 4.40pm on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 following a report that a vessel was in difficulty near Burry Holmes.
The seven metre vessel, with 2 persons aboard, had been on passage from Swansea to Milford Haven when they started to struggle to make headway against the wind and tide.
The volunteer crew made best speed toward the vessel’s last reported position, 15 miles east of Tenby, with Burry Port’s lifeboat also launched to assist in locating the vessel.
On arrival, the casualty vessel was located one mile north-west of Burry Holmes and the skipper of the casualty vessel requested a tow to Tenby. The vessel was taken in tow and on arrival at Tenby harbour some two hours later, the vessel made its own way into the harbour and was moored safely alongside.
At 7.30pm, nearly three hours after launching, the lifeboat returned to station.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 4.50pm this evening (23rd November) after a report from a member of the public that a dog was possibly in a distressed state and cut off by the tide near Amroth.
Once on scene, the volunteer crew did a shoreline search from Amroth to Wiseman’s Bridge but with nothing found and no more reports of a distressed dog, the lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard, arriving back at station at 5.40pm.
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 10.55am on Sunday 6 November following a report from a local fishing vessel that a farmer had entered the water after one of his cows fell over the cliff to the west of Lydstep.
The lifeboat made best speed to the scene and on arrival, found a local fishing boat standing off. The cow, which was none the worse for wear, was at the base of a cliff, along with the farmer who was trying to calm it down after its ordeal.
A small fishing vessel was preparing to tow the cow the short distance around to Lydstep where it could be put in a cattle box and returned to its field. Due to the size of the cow, the volunteer lifeboat crew decided that a larger fishing vessel would be better suited to the task. A crew member was put onto the rocks to attach the tow ropes and then the cow was slowly led into the water and attached to the side of the fishing vessel, whilst the farmer was taken aboard the lifeboat.
Around 20 minutes later, the boats arrived at Lydstep and the cow was led ashore, where a cattle box was waiting.
The lifeboat the returned to station, arriving shortly before 1pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 7.30pm tonight (14 October) after a report that two people were cut off by the tide on Church Rock, Broadhaven. They were climbers who had kayaked out to the rock earlier in the day, but with the incoming tide and a building swell, they were prevented from getting back to shore.
The Haydn Miller made best speed to Broadhaven through rough seas.
Once on scene, it was obvious that the lifeboat would be unable to help the casualties who were stuck some 30 metres up at the very top of the rock, which was being pounded by a heavy swell. Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 from RAF St Athan was requested and the lifeboat stood by and waited for the helicopter to arrive.
Once on scene, the helicopter was directed onto the casualties by the volunteer lifeboat crew using their searchlights. The helicopter lifted both casualties, who were fine despite their ordeal, and dropped them in a field above Broadhaven where they were met by St Govans Coastguard team and Police.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 9.05pm
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were paged at 16:44hrs on 14 September after the crew of a small speedboat reported that they had a rope around their propeller off Wiseman’s Bridge.
As the volunteer crew were assembling, the casualty vessel reported that they’d managed to free the rope and were back underway.
The lifeboat was stood down.
Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat launched shortly before 1pm today (10th September) following a report of a kayaker having been knocked out of her kayak by a large swell and sustaining several injuries.
The Haydn Miller made best speed toward Stackpole, with the volunteer crew readying the 1st Aid equipment whilst enroute. Coastguard rescue helicopter Rescue 187 from St Athan was also tasked.
As the lifeboat arrived on scene, the casualty was discovered lying on her kayak, having been assisted back onto it by the crew of a rib that was in the area.
Due to the pain she was in, it was decided that the best (and most comfortable) way of getting her onto the lifeboat would be to float the kayak into the well at the stern of the lifeboat. Once aboard, the whole kayak was then lifted onto the deck of the boat, with the casualty still on it.
The injured lady was then checked over for injuries. It turned out she had been hit by a large swell which knocked her overboard. Whilst she was in the water, a further wave washed her onto rocks and then smashed the kayak into her ribs.
As the casualty was being made comfortable, the helicopter arrived and the Paramedic was lowered down to the lifeboat, before the helicopter landed on the cliff top to preserve fuel. The lifeboat crew then assisted the paramedic in getting the lady stabilised and ready to be winched up. Due to the nature of her injuries, the she was flown to the Heath hospital in Cardiff.
The lifeboat dropped the kayak back ashore before returning to station, arriving at 3.10pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was requested to launch by Dyfed Powys Police at 2.50pm today (1 September) to assist them by bringing officers over to deal with an incident on Caldey Island.
Once the Police were assembled at the station, the lifeboat launched and made best speed to the monastic island.
As there was insufficient water to allow the lifeboat alongside the jetty at Caldey, the police were put onto one of the Caldey boats to drop them onto the island. The lifeboat then returned to station to collect members of Tenby Coastguard team to assist the police if a search of the island was required.
As the lifeboat was arriving back at Caldey, the police confirmed that they had resolved the issue and were ready to return to Tenby.
With the tide now high enough for the Haydn Miller to get alongside the jetty, the police were taken back aboard and returned to station, arriving at 4.05pm.
A spokesperson for Tenby Lifeboat Station said “This is a great example of a multi-agency response to an incident on Caldey Island, showing how effectively the RNLI, police and coastguard can work together to provide a successful conclusion”.