Tenby RNLI's inshore lifeboat launched after report of overdue kayak
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat 'Georgina Taylor' was launched at 5.15pm today (28 May) after a phone call to Milford Haven Coastguard from the partner of a kayaker reporting that he’d disappeared from sight off Waterwynch and hadn’t returned.
Once launched, the crew started their search at 1st Point and quickly spotted the casualty off Waterwynch.
They went alongside and although he confirmed he was in no danger, the crew advised he make his way back to shore where his relieved partner was waiting for him.
The volunteer lifeboat crew then returned to station.
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