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Tenby inshore lifeboat launched after kite surfer gets into trouble

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby's inshore lifeboat was launched just after 3.30pm on Thursday 19th May, after the Coastguard received a call stating that a kite surfer was in difficulty off Tenby’s South beach.

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water, but as they were making their way the short distance to South Beach, it was reported that the kite surfer had managed to get ashore safely and was no longer in trouble.

The lifeboat was stood down to return to station.

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