St Davids all-weather lifeboat tasked to emergency locater beacon

Lifeboats News Release

Tuesday May 18, at 1:41pm, St Davids volunteer crew were tasked to a coastline search during a training exercise on the all-weather lifeboat ‘Norah Wortley’.

RNLI/Ellen Evans

An EPIRB, emergency position-indicating radio beacon, had been activated, it was believed to be in-land but the four mile search radius included a stretch of coastline near Pwllderi, Stumble Head. The volunteer crew made way to the search area, arriving on scene at 2:20pm, and began their search. Coastguard rescue team and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter were also undertaking searches.

Once the search was complete and no one found, the crew were stood down and returned to station at 4:20pm.

Station representative says: ‘Although this was a false alarm, it shows the importance and efficiency of having an EPRIB when at sea.’

If you or you see someone who needs help on the coast call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

RNLI/Ellen Evans

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