Tenby lifeboats tasked to paddleboarders in difficulty

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Tuesday 13th July 2021 2:33 pm
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The paddleboarder on South Beach had been rescued by a local passenger vessel ()

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Both of Tenby’s RNLI lifeboats were paged at 12.40 pm today (Tuesday) after reports of paddleboarders in difficulty.

The all-weather lifeboat was tasked to one off Pendine, while the inshore lifeboat was tasked to another off Tenby’s South beach.

As the boats were preparing to launch, it was confirmed that the paddleboarder on South Beach had been rescued by a local passenger vessel and was in the process of being dropped ashore, so the inshore lifeboat was requested to assist with the rescue at Pendine.

Both boats made best speed to Pendine and upon arrival, spotted the paddleboarder some way off the beach. The casualty confirmed that he’d injured his knee and was unable to get himself ashore. He was taken aboard the inshore lifeboat, before being dropped ashore at Pendine.

Both boats then returned to station, arriving at 1.45 pm.

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