Tenby all-weather lifeboat launched to assist Police

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby’s relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch just before 1.15pm on Thursday 3rd May, after Milford Haven Coastguard received a call from the Police stating that there was a distressed person on a cliff at Saddle Point, Broad Haven.

The lifeboat, which had been requested by the Police, was soon on the water and made its way to the scene, some nine miles west of Tenby.

Shortly after arriving at Saddle Point, the lifeboat was joined by the Police RIB from Neyland and both boats stood by whilst Police dealt with the incident.

Once the situation was resolved, all units were stood down and the lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 4pm.

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