Haydn Miller launched after dinghy spotted drifting off St Govans.
Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat was launched shortly before 6pm on Friday 26th May following a report from a member of the public that a dinghy was drifting off St Govans.
The lifeboat was on scene some 20 minutes later and the volunteer crew quickly located the small tender-type dinghy just off New Quay Bay.
The dinghy was brought aboard the lifeboat and after careful examination, the crew determined that it hadn’t been recently occupied and had probably broken loose from a passing vessel and been blown towards land by the onshore winds.
With this in mind and with nobody reported missing, the lifeboat was stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station, arriving at 7.15pm
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.