All-weather lifeboat rescues for 2021

TitleHaydn Miller in search for people cut off by tide at Worm’s Head . . .
WindNW 10 knots
Casualty typePersons cut off by tide
PositionWorm's Head
DetailsHaydn Miller in search for people cut off by tide at Worm’s Head

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat launched for the second time in the day at 10pm on Saturday 11th September, after the Coastguard received a panicked phone call from two people that stated they were cut off by the tide at Worm’s Head, before the call got cut off.

The crew made best speed to the area, some 17 miles south-east of Tenby, while the inshore lifeboat from Horton also made their way.

Arriving within minutes of eachother, both lifeboats put some crew members ashore to search the coves and gullies, before starting the search by sea, aided by searchlights.

Around an hour later, the volunteer crews searching the shore found the two people. They were cold, but otherwise safe and well. It had been too dark and dangerous to attempt to get back across to the mainland, so they’d decided to wait for tide to go out. After being checked over by the crews, they insisted that they wanted to wait for the tide to go out, rather than be taken off by lifeboat.

With the casualties found safe and well and happy to stay where they were, both lifeboats were stood down, with Tenby arriving back at the station at 12.30am.
Total this year: 42
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