Burry Port's D Class 'Diane Hilary' called to action
On the 23rd April, Burry Port's D class inshore lifeboat was tasked by Milford Haven UK Coastguard to assist three young persons cut off on a sandbank by the fast incoming tide.
The tasking came at 6.02pm, and the 'Diane Hilary' with three crew members, was launched and on scene by 6.12pm.
The casualties were on a sandbank in the Old Harbour Pembrey, were quickly located and transported back to Burry Port Harbour, where they were met by the local UK CG team and Dyfed Powys Police Officers.
No medical assistance was required, the lifeboat was quickly recovered, with the able shore crew maintaining their 'social distancing' requirements
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.