Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 4.04pm on Sunday 23rd July after a report that two children had gone missing on Castle Beach.
As the volunteer crew were about to launch the boat, the missing children were found safe and well by the RNLI beach lifeguards so the lifeboat was stood down.
At 8.20am on Friday 21st July, both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch by Milford Haven Coastguard after a report by a member of the public that a yacht seemed to be drifting towards rocks at 1st Point after parting its moorings in the bay.
The inshore lifeboat was first on scene shortly before 8.30am and reported that the 35ft yacht was now on the rocks at first point. With this in mind, it was decided that the all-weather lifeboat, which was about to launch, should be stood down as there was nothing it would have been able to do.
The crew of the inshore lifeboat were concerned that there may have been somebody aboard, possibly sleeping and unaware of their situation, so the helmsman decided to veer down through the swell and put a volunteer crew member aboard to check.
Once the crew member had performed a thorough search of the vessel, and with nobody aboard, the inshore lifeboat the was stood down by the coastguard and returned to station.
Later in the day, as the tide came back in around the casualty vessel, the inshore lifeboat was once again requested to launch, this time to provide safety cover as some local boatmen attempted to re-float the yacht.
The operation was a success and the vessel was placed on an outside mooring until the tide was high enough for entry into the harbour where a survey of the vessel’s hull would take place once the tide went out again.
The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station.
The first shout of the day came when the all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch at 2.15pm on Monday 26th June, after a report that somebody looked to be in trouble on the cliff top between Stackpole and Barafundle.
As the volunteer crew were making their way to the scene, it was confirmed that the person was in no danger and the lifeboat was stood down, arriving back at station at 2.40pm.
The second shout of the day came at 6.50pm, when the inshore lifeboat was requested to launch after two teenagers reported they were cut off by the incoming tide somewhere between Tenby and Saundersfoot.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and started a search from 1st Point towards Monkstone. As they were passing Brown Slade, the casualties were spotted waving to them from the rocks.
They were taken aboard the lifeboat and returned to Tenby where they were met by Tenby Coastguard Team and Police.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 6.50pm on Sunday 25th June after several 999 calls from people on the beach at Freshwater East stating that a young girl was being blown offshore in a rubber dinghy.
The lifeboat made best speed toward the beach, 6 miles west of the station, along with the Police boat from Milford Haven and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187. Tenby and St Govans Coastguard teams were also tasked to attend.
As the lifeboat was approaching the scene, news came through that the young girl had been rescued, some 200 metres from shore, by the crew of a local fishing boat and was being brought ashore to be met by her frantic parents. She was then checked over by Paramedics and was found to be none the worse for her experience.
The lifeboat returned to station, rehousing at 8.10pm.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 5pm on Saturday 24th June after the crew of a 25ft sailing yacht reported that they had fouled their propeller off 1st Point.
The volunteer crew were alongside the casualty vessel within minutes of hitting the water and launched the y-boat to get a better look at what had fouled the casualty vessel’s propeller.
It turned out to be a keep pot and was released using a boat hook, allowing the crew of the yacht, which had been on passage from Swansea, to moor in the bay off Tenby’s North Beach.
The lifeboat then returned to station, rehousing at 6pm.
Tenby RNLI crew had a busy day on Saturday 17th June, launching three times to seperate incidents.
At 2.30pm, the inshore lifeboat launched on its first shout of the day after a member of the public reported to Milford Haven Coastguard that they’d heard children shouting for help from the rocks at Morfa Bychan near Pendine.
The volunteer crew made best speed to the scene in choppy seas and immediately began a search of the shoreline, whilst Coastguard and Police teams searched ashore.
Whilst completing the first leg of their search, the crew spotted some children on the rocks. A crew member was put ashore to speak to the children and to stay with them until the Police could get down to the beach to interview them.
Once the children had confirmed to the Police it was them shouting, and that they were not in any danger, all units were stood down, with the lifeboat arriving back at Tenby at 5pm.
Next, at 4.30pm, it was the turn of the all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller which was requested to launch after a report that a child had gone missing in surf at Llangennith – 15 miles south-east of Tenby.
As the volunteer crew were making best speed to the scene, a further report confirmed that the child had been found safe and well.
The lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 5pm.
The final shout of the day and the second for the inshore lifeboat, came at 6.45pm, with the lifeboat being requested to launch after the Police received a call from some concerned parents stating that 2 children had failed to return to their campsite at the agreed time.
The lifeboat was requested to search the Waterwynch to Monkstone area, a possible router that the children may have taken back to their campsite.
As the volunteer crew were nearing the end of their search, it was confirmed that the children had been found safe and well in Tenby so all units were stood down.
The lifeboat arrived back at station at 8.10pm
Tenby’s RNLI inshore-lifeboat Georgina Taylor launched shortly before 7.30pm on Sunday 11th June following a report to the Coastguard that a fisherman had fallen on rocks below the old lifeboat station.
The volunteer crew were quickly on scene and found the casualty on rocks just to the right of the old lifeboat station.
Two crew members were dropped ashore with the first aid kit where they treated the gentleman for a gash to his head and checked for any other injuries whilst they awaited an ambulance. Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team also arrived to provide assistance if required.
Once the Paramedics arrived, they checked the gentleman over and then walked him back to the Ambulance before taking him to hospital.
The inshore lifeboat then returned to station.
Haydn Miller’s second launch of the day happened at 6.15pm on 3rd June 2017.
This time, the volunteer crew were tasked to check out 2 kayakers that looked to be in difficulty off Wiseman’s Bridge. A member of the public had reported that the kayakers were making little headway and one of them had fallen out and seemed to be having difficulty getting back in.
The lifeboat made best speed to the area and quickly located the kayakers. They were both taken aboard the lifeboat, with one of them lifted out of the water with a double strop to keep him flat due to him having been in the water for so long. He was treated for hypothermia whilst the lifeboat headed back to Tenby and an ambulance was requested to meet the casualties at the station.
Once back at the station, both casualties were checked over by Paramedics, with one being released. The other required further treatment and used the shower facilities at the station to warm up before the Paramedics were happy to let him return home.
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller launched shortly before 12.30pm on Saturday 3rd June after a report from a nine-metre yacht in difficulty off Caldey point.
The volunteer crew soon had the casualty vessel in sight and went alongside to assess the problem. The vessel had suffered a fouled propeller which they thought was caused by a fishing net so they requested a tow to Tenby.
The tow was set up and some 30 mins later, the vessel was safely alongside the pier in Tenby.
The lifeboat then returned to station.
Whilst returning from the previous shout to Caldey Island, Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was diverted to three casualties that looked to be cut off by the incoming tide at 1st Point, Tenby.
The helmsman took the lifeboat into the rocks and the volunteer crew directed the casualties along a safe route the short distance back to Tenby’s North Beach.
Once the three were back on the beach, the lifeboat stood down and returned to station.