Georgina Taylor assists swimmer in difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby's inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 12.30pm on Sunday 18th July, after the Coastguard received a report that a swimmer was in difficulty at the Penally end of Tenby's South beach.

As the volunteer crew were making their way to the scene, a local fishing vessel reported that they had pulled the casualty out of the water.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and the crew assessed the swimmer to make sure no medical assistance was required, before taking her ashore, where she was met by the RNLI lifeguards.

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