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Kathleen Ann launched after paddleboard gets into difficulty off Coppet Hall

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby’s inshore lifeboat was launched shortly after 5pm on Sunday 25th June, following a report of a paddleboarder in difficulty in a strong offshore breeze off Coppet Hall.

The volunteer crew were soon on scene, some three and a half miles north of Tenby and quickly located the casualty a few hundred metres offshore. There was also an RNLI lifeguard alongside, having paddled out when she saw the paddleboarder in difficulty.

The casualty and their board were taken aboard the lifeboat, before being dropped ashore. The lifeguard was also given a lift ashore to save her from having to paddle in against the wind.
The lifeboat was then stood down to return to Tenby, arriving at 5.45pm.

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