Haydn Miller in medevac from Caldey Island

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby's RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched shortly after 1.50pm on Tuesday 15th February, following a request from the Coastguard to medevac a person that had become ill on Caldey Island.

The volunteer crew made best speed to the island, with members of Tenby Fire and Rescue and Tenby Coastguard team aboard in case assistance was required to carry the casualty.

On arrival at Caldey, the crew were informed that the casualty was about to be brought down from the village, so crew members, along with Fire and Rescue and Coastguard went ashore to await their arrival. Once he’d arrived at the jetty and had been assessed, the casualty was brought aboard the lifeboat for the short distance back to Tenby to get medical assistance.

The lifeboat re-housed at 3pm.

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