Both Tenby lifeboats launched in search for missing person
Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat Georgina Taylor was launched at 8.45pm on Sunday 21st June, followed a short time later at 9.15pm by the all-weather lifeboat after a report of a possible missing person in Tenby’s North Bay.
The inshore lifeboat was initially tasked to search from the harbour, around to Castle Beach, whilst Tenby & St Govans Coastguard Rescue Teams, along with the Police, searched the shoreline and cliffs above.
Once on the water, the Haydn Miller was tasked to perform a shoreline search from the harbour, up towards Telpyn Point and was soon joined by the Georgina Taylor, which searched all the coves and beaches the larger lifeboat was unable to get to.
With the search area exhausted and with nothing found, both boats were stood down and returned to station, arriving at 10.35pm
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.