Haydn Miller launched to assist Dyfed Powys Police with incident on Caldey Islan
Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was requested to launch by Dyfed Powys Police at 2.50pm today (1 September) to assist them by bringing officers over to deal with an incident on Caldey Island.
As there was insufficient water to allow the lifeboat alongside the jetty at Caldey, the police were put onto one of the Caldey boats to drop them onto the island. The lifeboat then returned to station to collect members of Tenby Coastguard team to assist the police if a search of the island was required.
As the lifeboat was arriving back at Caldey, the police confirmed that they had resolved the issue and were ready to return to Tenby.
With the tide now high enough for the Haydn Miller to get alongside the jetty, the police were taken back aboard and returned to station, arriving at 4.05pm.
A spokesperson for Tenby Lifeboat Station said “This is a great example of a multi-agency response to an incident on Caldey Island, showing how effectively the RNLI, police and coastguard can work together to provide a successful conclusion”.
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