Tenby inshore lifeboat launched after report of people possibly cut off by tide.

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby's inshore lifeboat launched shortly before 11pm on Sunday 22nd May, following a report to the Coastguard from a member of the public at Coppet Hall, stating that people may be cut off by the tide in the vicinity of Swallowtree, Saundersfoot.


The volunteer crew were quickly on scene and spotted lights on the rocks at Swallowtree. It turned out that the lights were from fishermen who were in no danger.

Once it was confirmed by members of Tenby Coastguard Rescue Team that these were the people that were reported as possibly being in danger, the lifeboat was stood down to return to station, arriving at 11.20pm.

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