Three shouts in three hours for Tenby lifeboats
Tenby’s lifeboats had a busy day on Monday 19th July, responding to three shouts in as many hours.
The first shout came at 11.30am when the inshore lifeboat was requested to assist in the medevac of a casualty from the town’s Paragon Beach. The volunteer crew arrived and assisted the Fire Service in preparing the casualty for transport. Due to the height of the tide, the casualty was brought around to the Harbour to be met by the ambulance crew.
The pagers then went off for the second shout of the day at 11.40am, when the all weather lifeboat was requested to launch to assist following a report of a medical emergency at Barafundle beach, 11 miles west of Tenby.
The lifeboat made best speed to Barafundle and was soon joined by the inshore lifeboat after they finished their job and were re-tasked.
Once on scene, several members of the crew went ashore and assisted the Paramedics. They were soon joined by the Coastguard Helicopter and the Wales Air Ambulance. Once stable enough, the lifeboat crew assisted in loading the casualty onto Air Ambulance for the flight to hospital.
As the boats were preparing to return to Tenby, the Coastguard passed a requested from Ambulance Control for the Paramedics to be brought to Stackpole, after a report of another medical emergency.
The Georgina Taylor picked the Paramedics up from Barafundle and took them around to Stackpole, before joining the all-weather lifeboat for the trip back to Tenby, arriving at 2.20pm.
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.