Haydn Miller launched after young girl is blown out to sea in a dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 6.50pm on Sunday 25th June after several 999 calls from people on the beach at Freshwater East stating that a young girl was being blown offshore in a rubber dinghy.

The lifeboat made best speed toward the beach, 6 miles west of the station, along with the Police boat from Milford Haven and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187. Tenby and St Govans Coastguard teams were also tasked to attend.

As the lifeboat was approaching the scene, news came through that the young girl had been rescued, some 200 metres from shore, by the crew of a local fishing boat and was being brought ashore to be met by her frantic parents. She was then checked over by Paramedics and was found to be none the worse for her experience.

The lifeboat returned to station, rehousing at 8.10pm.

For more information, please contact Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) Ben James on 07971 463716 or Danielle Rush, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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