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St Davids RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to inflatable dinghy blown offshore.

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday (31 May) at 2:17pm, St Davids volunteer crew launched to Abereiddy Beach where an inflatable dinghy with two people on board was being blown off shore.

RNLI/Ellen Evans

On arrival at 2:34pm the crew found that the casualties had been helped ashore by a local activity provider. The lifeboat crew made sure that everyone was safe and well before returning to station at 3:00pm.

Station representative said:

‘The RNLI advise before going to sea remember to:

-Always carry a means of calling for help and keep it within reach

-wear a buoyancy aid or lifejacket.

-check the weather and tides

-tell someone where you’re going and when you'll be back.’

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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