New Quay RNLI inshore lifeboat welcomes Schooner Vilma then launches on shout
On 26 June at 9.13pm New Quay RNLI launched its D class inshore lifeboat in response to reports of an angler in difficulty on rocks south of New Quay.
After welcoming the magnificent Schooner Vilma to New Quay, the Audrey LJ D class inshore lifeboat was launched on service following reports of an angler cut off by the tide.
Concerns were raised by a local passenger boat skipper that the angler was in an unusual location and was likely to get into difficulty and Milford Haven Coastguard requested the ILB to launch to investigate.
Simon Rigby, helm of the inshore lifeboat said, "We carried out a shoreline search from Target Rock to Bird Rock but nothing was found so we proceeded down the coast to Coybal Beach where we found the angler safe and well, having managed to climb across the rocks to safety.
"After welcoming the Schooner Vilma to New Quay ready for the Cymru-Ohio 2018 Bi-Centenary celebrations, it was definitely an eventful evening.”
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.