Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched at 8:02pm on Saturday 9th May after a report from the Police that an at-risk 17yr old male was missing in the Lydstep area. The boat was soon on scene and the volunteer crew began a search of the rocks and shoreline from Giltar Point towards East Moor cliff and back again whilst the Tenby and St Govans Coastguard units and Police Helicopter X-ray 99 searched the land.
As the lifeboat neared Proud Giltar towards the end of their search leg, and with light fading quickly, the Police decided they were happy with the area that the boat had searched and stood the lifeboat down. The boat was re-housed at 9.30pm. The missing youth was later found by Police in the Penally area.
On Saturday 2nd May, we held our annual car wash. It was once again very kindly hosted by Tenby Fire Station – a very big thanks to them! Despite being a cold and overcast day, there were plenty of cars passing through the doors. A big thanks also goes to Qinetiq who very kindly agreed to match any the donations we received!
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat the Haydn Miller launched at 16:37hrs on Thurs 9th April following a report to Miford Haven Coastguard from Ambulance Control that a 14yr old girl had fallen badly on rocks at Barafundle Beach, suffering back and neck injuries.
The lifeboat was tasked to ferry the casualty around to Stackpole Quay which was the closest place the Paramedics could get the ambulance to. The boat was soon on scene and found the Paramedics already stabilising the casualty with the help of St Govans Cliff Rescue Team. The Y Boat was launched with 2 volunteer crew members and a stretcher aboard and taken into the beach.
Once the casualty had been loaded onto the stretcher, she was taken aboard the Y Boat along with a Paramedic and conveyed the short distance around the headland to Stackpole Quay where she was met by Tenby Coastguards and the ambulance. She was then taken to Hospital with a suspected broken collar bone.
Alex Ellis-Roswell arrived in Tenby yesterday on 17th February. Alex is in the process of walking the whole 6500 miles of British coastline whilst raising as much money as he can for his chosen charity – the RNLI. He spent a well-deserved night in the Giltar Hotel which was very kindly donated by owner Pat Jenkins before continuing his journey on Wednesday morning.
Alex is pictured to the right with Pat Jenkins of the Giltar hotel and Tenby Coxswain Phil John.
On Tues 3rd March, a team from Superfast Wales visited Tenby Lifeboat Station to present a cheque for over £2000 to the crew. The money was raised through sponsorship after members of BT and their suppliers took part in the Saundersfoot New Years Day swim. The money will be used for crew training. Many thanks Superfast Wales!!!
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Tenby RNLI’s annual Pancake race took place yesterday – 17th Feb.
The race, which is now in its 5th year, was once again a huge success with the public joining the volunteer crew in raising money for the charity. 7 races were held in the town’s Tudor Square with both adults and children alike joining in the fun. The final race of the day was between members of the crew, with Rhys Thomas coming out on top. One of the children taking part was Connor Franklyn aged 9 of Greenhill Primary School, Gelligaer who raised £170 for Tenby RNLI – an amazing effort! He even had his own Lifeboat kit!
Phil John, Tenby Lifeboat Coxswain said – “It’s great to see both the local community and tourists coming together once again to support the RNLI in what has become a hotly anticipated, annual fun race.”