There were two shouts for Tenby’s RNLI crew on Friday evening, one to check out a rubber ring with two people on it that was reported to be in trouble off Castle Beach.

The all-weather lifeboat responded shortly after 7.40pm after the Coastguard had received the call stating that the occupants of the rubber ring looked to need assistance, with the volunteer crew were on the scene within minutes.

After speaking to several people on Castle Beach who had seen nothing, the crew began a search towards South Beach, and were soon flagged down by people waving at them from some steps, who reported that the ring had been caught in a current and they had helped the occupants onto the steps and through the house to the safety of town.

Earlier the all-weather lifeboat was launched at 6.15 pm when the coastguard received reports that a swimmer was possibly still in difficulty after another was pulled from the water near Burry Port, 12 miles north-east of Tenby.

The volunteer crew were quickly on the water and made best speed towards Burry Port, whilst lifeboats from Burry Port and a Coastguard rescue helicopter also made their way.

It was soon confirmed that the swimmer was in no danger, so the Haydn Miller was stood down to return to station.