Haydn Miller launched after Surfer gets into difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

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.

RNLI/Ben James

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.

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