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Georgina Taylor assists in rescue of Paddleboarder off Pendine

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.50pm on Friday 16th July, after the Coastguard received a report from the RNLI beach lifeguards that a paddleboarder was being blown out to sea by a strong offshore breeze at Pendine.

As they arrived on scene, the volunteer crew found that a local fishing vessel had picked up the casualty and the board and was awaiting the arrival of the lifeboat.

The paddleboarder was taken aboard the lifeboat, along with a lifeguard that had paddled out to help the casualty and then both were returned to the beach at Pendine.

The lifeboat the returned to station, arriving shortly before 6pm.

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