St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to a missing boy

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday August 15 at 3.45pm St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked, to search for missing 12yr old boy who was last seen at Porthmelgan.

Inshore lifeboat being recovered at station

RNLI/ St Davids

St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat

The lifeboat commenced a search from the south end of Whitesands beach to Porthmelgan.

While the search was being carried out the boy was found safe and well, and reunited with his family.

With this good news the lifeboat was released to return to station arriving back at 4.35pm. Also tasked to this incident were HM Coastguard teams from St Davids and Fishguard together with Dyfed Powys Police.

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