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Haydn Miller launched after medical emergency at Pendine

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly after 6pm on Sunday the 27th of March, following a report of a medical emergency on the beach at Pendine.

The Haydn Miller was soon on the water and the volunteer crew made best speed to the scene, along with Coastguard teams and the Coastguard rescue helicopter from St Athan.

As the lifeboat was approaching Pendine, the Coastguard helicopter was also arriving and landed on the beach next to the casualty.

After a few minutes treatment, the casualty was loaded into the helicopter and flown to hospital in Swansea.
The lifeboat was then stood down to return to station arriving at 7.35pm.

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