Tenby inshore lifeboat rescues family off rocks
Tenby’s Inshore lifeboat was tasked to launch just before 4.30pm on Sunday 27th May after a report that a family of three were cut off by the tide at Monkstone.
After a brief search, the volunteer crew located the casualties. The helm negotiated his way through the rocks and got to the casualties just in time as the rocks were about to be submerged by the tide.
The father and his son and daughter were taken aboard the lifeboat and checked over to make sure they were unharmed, before being returned to Saundersfoot Harbour, where they were met by members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team.
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.