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Little and Broad Haven RNLI volunteers launch in darkness after cries for help

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday evening (28 May) at 11:45pm the volunteer crew at Little and Broad Haven lifeboat were called into action following a report of somebody shouting for help in the Settlands area.

Milford Haven Coastguards requested the launch of Little and Broad Haven lifeboat after receiving a phone call from on off duty RNLI lifeguard who heard cries for help in the Settlands area.

The crew were quickly on the water and conducted a search from Little Haven to Devils Bridge.

After completing a shoreline search the crew were happy that there was nobody in difficulty and the crew was stood down by the Coastguards at 1:20am 

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