Little and Broad Haven RNLI volunteer crew rescue friends cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Little and Broad Haven RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard on Thursday 6 July at 4:23pm after a call for help from two people who had become cut off by the tide at Sleek Stone.

The crew were quickly on scene and located the two casualties north end of Broad Haven. Also on scene was an on duty lifeguard who had paddled out on his rescue board from Broad Haven to assist in the rescue.

The helm manoeuvred the lifeboat onto a rock where the two casualties could walk onto the lifeboat, they were then safely returned to Broad Haven beach where lifeguards and local coastguard crew were standing by.

Little and Broad Haven crew member Dan Church who was on the call out said: 'They did the right thing in calling the coastguards after being cut off as if they tried swimming round they could have got into more trouble.'

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