Tenby inshore lifeboat in 2nd shout to St Catherine’s Island in 24 hrs

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked to an incident at St Catherine’s Island for the second time in 24 hrs, this time after a report that several teenagers were jumping off the highest point of the island.

The lifeboat was quickly on scene and after a brief search, located five teenagers that confirmed they had been jumping off.

Due to the strong current between the island and the beach caused by the spring tide, the teenagers were taken aboard the lifeboat and brought to Castle Beach where they were met by Tenby Coastguard units.

The lifeboat then returned to station.

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