Georgina Taylor assists drifting speedboat.

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby's inshore lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 5.30pm on Thursday 17th June, after a report that a speedboat was seen drifting off Monkstone Point.

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and located the vessel with nobody aboard. After some local investigations, it was discovered that the vessel had drifted away from Wiseman's Bridge and that nobody had been aboard.

The vessel was brought back to its owners at Wiseman's Bridge, before the lifeboat returned to Tenby - arriving at 6.10pm.

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