Haydn Miller launched after Surfer gets into difficulty
Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched shortly before 1pm on Tuesday 7th April, following a report that a surfer was possibly in difficulty between Giltar and Lydstep.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water and headed towards Giltar point before beginning their search towards Lydstep.
The volunteer crew soon spotted a local fishing vessel alongside the casualty. He was taken aboard the lifeboat where he was checked over to make sure he didn’t need medical treatment.
The lifeboat then headed in towards Lydstep beach, where the surfer paddled ashore and was met by members of Tenby Coastguard Team.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 2pm.
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.