Six shouts in one day for Tenby RNLI lifeboat volunteers
Volunteer lifeboat crew from Tenby RNLI were kept busy on Sunday with six shouts in a single day on Sunday (7 August)
At midday the station's all-weather lifeboat launched after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call stating that a small sailing dinghy had capsized off Coppet Hall and its occupants were in the water.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and made best speed to Coppet Hall. Once on scene, a local vessel confirmed that they had pulled occupants of the capsized dinghy out of the water and dropped them ashore.
Next was a tasking shortly after 3.45pm, when the all-weather lifeboat was launched for the second time in the day, this time after Milford Haven Coastguard received a report that a 12-year-old girl was seen to enter the surf at Rhossili beach and not come back out.
The lifeboat made best speed to the last known position but luckily, by this time, the yacht was out of trouble and making its way toward Burry Port Harbour.
On arrival, it was found that all casualties were out of the water and being attended to by Tenby Fire Brigade who happened to be on scene as part of Tenby’s Summer Spectacular.
The lifeboats were stood down for the final time and returned to station, arriving at 9pm.
For more information, please contact Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) Ben James on 07971 463716 or Eleri Roberts, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07771 941390 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.