St Davids all-weather lifeboat launches to assist in search.

Lifeboats News Release

St Davids Volunteer lifeboat crew launched ‘Norah Wortley’ just after 9am, 4 August, to assist Angle inshore lifeboat with the search of a possible person in the water after a personal locator beacon (PLB) was activated in the upper reaches of the Cleddau Estuary.

RNLI/Ellen Evans

The crew made best speed across St Brides Bay, arriving at the Cleddau Bridge in just under an hour.

On arrival they searched the estuary up to Llangwm with directional finder, infrared camera, binoculars and spoke to other vessels. It was then confirmed by Milford Haven Coastguard that the Personal Locator Beacon was more accurately located elsewhere and the crew were no longer required. The crew returned to station and were ready for service at 1.07pm.

If you need help or see someone in trouble on the coast call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

RNLI/Ellen Evans

RNLI/Ellen Evans

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