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Four alerts in two days for Angle RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Angle RNLI’s all weather lifeboat was alerted on July 24 to a seven metre open sports boat, whose skipper had injured his finger.

Angle RNLI's all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason, which was alerted three times in one day

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Angle RNLI's all weather Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason

The boat was to the east of West Blockhouse Point, near the entrance to the Milford Haven Waterway. There were two other people on board.

The Tamar class lifeboat Mark Mason was launched at 4.52pm and arrived on the scene in eight minutes, transferring two of her volunteer crew members to the vessel to provide casualty care.

It was decided to escort the vessel back to her mooring at Dale, where the skipper and his two passengers were transferred ashore by the lifeboat. The skipper was taken to hospital, where he received further treatment.

As the lifeboat was leaving Dale, she was tasked to investigate reports that a cow had gone over the cliff at West Angle.

The lifeboat arrived on the scene at 5.45pm and launched her Y Boat to assess the situation and the best method of extracting the animal.

As the Y Boat was approaching the shore, the farmer and his colleagues were in the process of recovering the cow to safety themselves.

Once the farmers and cow were safe, the Y Boat was recovered and the lifeboat returned to her station, where she was rehoused at 6.20pm.

Shortly afterwards, at 6.34pm, the lifeboat was requested to launch to the report of two children cut off by the tide at Pembroke Dock. As the crew members were preparing to launch, they were stood down as the children had made it to safety.

The following day (July 25) the relief inshore lifeboat launched at 8.45pm to a report of four people cut off by the tide near Wards Pier, Milford Haven.

The lifeboat arrived on the scene in nine minutes and the volunteer crew members spoke to several members of the public, who were not in need of any assistance. After a further shoreline search, no other sightings were made.

With no more information, the lifeboat was released to return to her station to be rehoused at 9.30pm.

Note to editors

RNLI media contacts: For more information please telephone Ted Goddard, Angle RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 01437 763675 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager, on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

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