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Tenby RNLI’s inshore lifeboat rescues two people and their dog cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby RNLI's inshore lifeboat was launched just after 1pm today (2 July) after the local fishing vessel Stephen William reported that they were just off Bowman’s rock and that there were two people and a dog cut off by the incoming tide.

Once on the water, the volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew of the Georgina Taylor inshore lifeboat quickly spotted the Stephen William, which was keeping an eye on the casualties.

The lifeboat went in close to the rocks, picked up the two people and their dog and then returned them to the safety of Tenby North Beach, where they were met by members of Tenby Coastguard.

The lifeboat then returned to station.​
 
Phil John, Tenby RNLI Coxswain, said: 'We would always advise people heading to the coast for a walk to check the tide times in advance and avoid long walks on an incoming tide.
 
'Walkers should always let someone know where they are planning to go and when they should be expected back and always carry a working means of communication so they can call for help if they get into difficulty.'
 
RNLI media contact:
 
For more information please contact Ben James, Tenby Lifeboat Press Officer on 07971 463716 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer (Wales and West) on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.​

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