Coastguard and RNLI teams rescue cut off cliff couple

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Sunday 1st May 2022 6:45 pm
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Rescue services were called to one of Tenby’s beaches this afternoon (May 1), following reports that two people had been cut off by the incoming tide between 1st and 2nd points at end of North Beach.

Tenby inshore lifeboat was launched at 4.30 pm, with the volunteer crew quickly locating the two casualties, who by now were now stuck 50ft up the cliff after climbing to escape the tide.

Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Rescue Teams 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.

“Big shout out to Mechanic Will Horton on his first shout in charge after recently passing out as a helm,” said a spokesperson for Tenby RNLI.

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