Tenby’s inshore lifeboat launches after report of overturned kayak

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 5pm today (24 May) after a member of the public went into the town’s police station reporting that they’d spotted what appeared to be an upturned kayak off Waterwynch.

The lifeboat Georgina Taylor was quickly on the water, with the volunteer crew beginning their search from the end of north beach, toward Waterwynch. They were joined by Tenby Coastguard and also police units who searched from the cliff top.

During their search, the lifeboat crew spoke to the occupant of a local fishing vessel who said he’d been in the area for an hour and hadn’t seen any kayaks.

With nobody reported missing and the search area covered by both land and sea units, it was declared a false alarm and the lifeboat was stood down to return to station.​

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For further information, please contact Ben James, Tenby Lifeboat Press Officer on 07971 463716.

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