Tenby all-weather lifeboat launched to overdue kayak at Llangennith
At 10.20pm on Tuesday 17th July, Tenby’s relief all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch after a report of an overdue kayaker near Llangennith Beach, some 18 miles south-east of Tenby.
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, in a normal year, 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.