Lifeboat diverted from training exercise following concerns for ‘barking dog’

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Tuesday 26th July 2022 9:25 am
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The crew of Tenby’s all-weather RNLI lifeboat, the Haydn Miller were diverted around 7.20 pm on Monday night (July 25), from their weekly exercise after a member of the public called the coastguard after they believed they had heard a dog barking from below the cliff path near Swanlake Bay.

With concerns that the owner of the dog could also be in difficulty, the lifeboat made best speed to the area, along with Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Rescue teams.

After a thorough search of the area and with nobody reported missing and nothing found, the lifeboat was stood down to return to station.

The previous day (July 24), the all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch shortly before 7.30 am, after the coastguard received a call from the crew of a yacht stating that they had run aground in poor visibility somewhere in the Carmarthen Bay area and were taking waves over their stern.

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and headed in the direction of Pembrey, based on the landmarks that the occupants aboard the yacht had described. Burry Port lifeboat was also launched and proceeded to the area.

As the lifeboat was nearing Carmarthen Bar, Burry Port coastguard reported that they had located the yacht, which was now beached on the sand at Ginst Point.

With the yacht and its occupants now aground, but safe on the beach, there was nothing more the lifeboat could do, so they were stood down to return to station.

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