View as PDF

Tenby RNLI lifeboats rescue kayaker from rocks after capsize

Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats launched shortly before 4pm on 18 May after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from a gentleman stating that his friend had disappeared from sight. He was unable to get back into his kayak following a capsize off West Moor cliff in a fresh offshore breeze. Both RNLI lifeboats were quickly on the water, with the volunteer crew making best speed toward the casualty’s position.

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 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.