St Davids RNLI lifeboat tasked to kayakers in difficulties

Lifeboats News Release

On Tuesday August (22) at 2.34pm St Davids RNLI Tamar class all-weather lifeboat, launched on service following reports of kayakers in difficulties to the north end of Whitesands beach.

Lifeboat Launching

Phil Griffiths

St Davids RNLI Tamar Launching

Once on scene it was soon discovered that they were not in any difficulties, and did not require any assistance.

Whitesands RNLI lifeguards monitored the kayakers also coastguards from St Davids attended the scene.

With this information, the lifeboat did a sweep of the area to make sure that all was fine, before returning to station, rehousing, refuelling and ready for service at 3.05pm.

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For more information contact Jim Phillips, St Davids Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791 121039. Alternitavely contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email

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