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Tenby inshore lifeboat launched after people get stuck on cliff

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby's inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.30pm on Sunday 1st May following a report that two people were cut off by the incoming tide between 1st and 2nd points at end of North Beach.

RNLI/Ben James

The volunteer crew quickly found the two casualties, but they were now stuck 50ft up the cliff after climbing to escape the tide.

Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Rescue Team were soon on scene, but were unable to get close enough to the top of the cliff to attempt a rescue, so a Coastguard rescue helicopter was tasked.

With the helicopter overhead, the lifeboat provided safety cover from below as the casualties were winched aboard, before being dropped onto North Beach.

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