Tenby RNLI’s lifeboat crew responded to two shout outs on a busy afternoon - including one to a speedboat that hit rocks after suffering engine failure.

Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat the Haydn Miller was launched twice on Sunday, June 16, with the first shout coming just before 3.30pm, after a Mayday from a speedboat off Paul Jones’ Bay, reporting that they had hit rocks after suffering engine failure.

The volunteer crew made best speed to the area and quickly located the casualty vessel. Luckily, they did not appear to be taking on water and had managed to restart the engine, so the lifeboat escorted the vessel back to Saundersfoot, before returning to station.

Shortly after returning from their previous shout and as the crew were washing down the boat, the pagers went again, this time after a member of the public was concerned that a kayak looked to be in difficulty off Trewent Point, near Freshwater East.

The crew were quickly on the water and made the nine mile journey west and once on scene, they soon located the kayaker, who confirmed he was fishing and in no danger.

The lifeboat was stood down to return to station, arriving at 5.40pm.