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Both Cardigan RNLI Lifeboats launched following report of a lone female cut off

Lifeboats News Release

Both Cardigan RNLI Lifeboats were launched on Thursday 2 June following a call from Milford Haven Coastguard who had received a report from a member of the public of a person cut-off by the tide at Penbryn beach.

The larger Atlantic 85 class Lifeboat Albatross arrived on the scene first and located the 20-year-old female, however the crew were unable to get in close enough so volunteer crew member, Aaron Walters was put off the Lifeboat and swam to the casualty to ensure her safety and then to await the arrival of the smaller D Class Lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead, which arrived soon after.  The D Class was able to beach close to the casualty and take her and Aaron on board.

The D Class Lifeboat then made its way to the main beach at Penbryn and safely landed the casualty who was looked after by the local Coastguard.

Both Lifeboats then returned to the station and made ready for the next callout.

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