Both St Davids RNLI lifeboats tasked to a man clinging to the rocks

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday May (6th) at 3.10pm both St Davids RNLI all-weather and inshore lifeboats were tasked to the St Davids head area, following a report of a man in the sea clinging to rocks.

Lifeboat Launching

Lyndon Lomax

St Davids RNLI Tamar Launching

A member of the public reported this to UK coastguards, in which time the man had disappeared from the informant’s sight.

With strong tides in this location St Davids lifeboat requested the launch of Fishguard RNLI to assist them in the search.

Also on scene were two local passenger ribs Atlantic Storm and Viking Pioneer who assisted with the search.

Three coastguard teams from St Davids, Fishguard and Broad Haven, a UK coastguard rescue helicopter from St Athan and Dyfed Powys Police officers were also involved.

The search lasted until 9.30pm and with light fading all units were stood down.

The following morning St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 11.00am to carry out a shore line search, while coastguard teams carried out a coastal search.

With nothing found the lifeboat returned to station rehousing at 12.50pm.

If anyone has any information regarding a missing man please contact Dyfed Powys Police or the coastguards.

RNLI media contact
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

St Davids RNLI ILB

Nicholas Leach

St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat

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