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Two shouts on busy evening for Tenby’s lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

Whilst out on exercise with the inshore lifeboat at 5.30pm on Saturday 17th June, Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was tasked to head to Freshwater East after a report of four boys cut off by the incoming tide.

The volunteer crew made best speed to the scene, some 8 miles west of Tenby and once there, the crew soon spotted the four boys about 10ft up the cliff near the beach.

The Y-boat was launched and due to the swell going into the rocks, picked each of them off one by one, before dropping them aboard the all-weather lifeboat, where they were assessed and warmed up. They were then dropped back ashore by the Y-boat, where they were met by members of Tenby & St Govans coastguard teams.
The lifeboat was then stood down to return to Tenby.

Whilst the Haydn Miller was on their shout, the inshore lifeboat was diverted from their exercise after a report that two people were cut off by the tide at Amroth.

The lifeboat was soon on scene and located the casualties who confirmed that they were local and had allowed themselves to get cut off so that they could fish.

With the helmsman happy that they were in no danger, the lifeboat returned to station.

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