Tenby inshore lifeboat tasked after report of swimmers in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Whilst attending the Long Course Weekend swim on Tenby’s North Beach, the inshore lifeboat was tasked to investigate after a report that 3 swimmers were possibly in difficulty off St Catherine’s Island.

The lifeboat was quickly on scene and the volunteer crew performed a thorough search and located the swimmers.

They were in no difficulty but were given safety advice informing them of the strong currents between the island and Castle Beach.

The lifeboat then returned to the swim.

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