Both St Davids RNLI lifeboats launched to an inflatable dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday (August 22nd) at 8.06pm, both St Davids RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats were launched on service following a report made by a member of the public to what looked like an inflatable dinghy drifting out to sea.

Both lifeboats with their volunteer crews were on scene within 10 minutes of launch in an area between Porthclais harbour and Carfai beach.

Also tasked to this incident were a coastguard team from St Davids.

Both lifeboats did a sweep of the area, and the inshore lifeboat discovered an inflatable ring near to St Nons, and with this being confirmed by the first informant, who was watching on the cliff path that this is what he had sighted all units were stood down to return to their stations.

Both lifeboats arrived back at station at 8.55pm.

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For more information contact Jim Phillips, St Davids Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791 121039. Alternitavely contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email




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