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St Davids volunteers launch to people stuck on the cliffs

Lifeboats News Release

St Davids RNLI volunteers were requested to launch the all-weather lifeboat last night, Wednesday 22 May, to assist two people stuck on the cliffs.

St Davids RNLI volunteers were requested to launch the all-weather lifeboat to assist two people stuck on the cliffs, 80ft above the water.

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St Davids volunteers launch to people stuck on the cliffs

St Davids all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service at 5:40pm to reports of two people stuck at the base of the cliff near Abercastle. As the all-weather lifeboat arrived on scene shortly after 6pm the station’s smaller y-boat was launched for a shoreline search. During the search the casualties were spotted 80ft up the cliff face.

The lifeboat stood by until Rescue Helicopter 187 air lifted the casualties to safety where St Davids and Fishguard Coastguard Rescue Teams were also on scene. The volunteer crew returned to station and were ready for service at 7:15pm.

When climbing on cliffs please ensure you have the correct equipment and always carry a means of calling for help. If you need help or see someone in trouble on the coast dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

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For more information contact St Davids Lifeboat Press Officers. Call Ellen on 07800 844291, email ellenjevans@me.com or contact Sarah on 07792 974023, email

St Davids RNLI volunteers were requested to launch the all-weather lifeboat to assist two people stuck on the cliffs, 80ft above the water.

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St Davids volunteers launch to people stuck on the cliffs

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