Two more shouts for Haydn Miller
Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was launched for the second time at 6.30pm today, Tues 13th July, following reports that several people had been cut off by the tide in the Pembrey area.
The volunteer crew made best speed to the area, 16 miles east of Tenby, but as they were arriving on scene, it was reported that the people had managed to get ashore on their own.
As the lifeboat was about to head back to station, they were tasked to a vessel with engine failure in the area. The occupants of the vessel requested a tow back to Burry Holmes.
Around three miles off Burry Holmes, they were joined by Burry Port lifeboat, which had also been involved in involved in the previous search. Burry Port took over the tow, allowing Tenby lifeboat to return to station, arriving at 8.15pm.
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.