Tenby lifeboats launched to assist injured coasteerer

Lifeboats News Release

Both of Tenby’s lifeboats were requested to launch just after 1.30pm on Saturday 4th June, following a report that somebody had been injured while coasteering in the Lydstep Caverns area.

RNLI/Ben James

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and made best speed in choppy conditions.

On arrival, the casualty was being assisted by Coastguard rescue team members and with conditions unfavourable for getting the casualty out by sea, a Coastguard rescue helicopter was called.

The lifeboats stood-by and provided safety cover until the helicopter arrived to transport the casualty to
hospital.

The lifeboats then returned to station, arriving at 3.30pm.

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