Tenby RNLI joined forces with Dyfed-Powys Police before sunrise utilising night vision equipment, to help search for a person who was reported to have entered the sea on South Beach.

Tenby’s relief Tamar lifeboat was requested to launch at 5.10 am on Sunday (September 17), after a request from Police to assist in the search for someone who may have entered the water in Tenby.

The lifeboat volunteer crew were quickly on the water and made best speed to the beach in choppy seas and rain. Once there, they began a shoreline search along the beach and up as far as Giltar using powerful searchlights and night vision equipment, whilst police and HM Coastguard Tenby searched the shore.

As the lifeboat was starting a second leg of the search, police spotted the casualty in shallow water in front of the slipway on South beach.

All search units headed to the area and the inshore lifeboat was then requested to launch, with its ability to operated in much shallower water and surf if need be.

Before the inshore lifeboat crew had chance to launch the boat, the police confirmed that the casualty was now in their care and they needed no more assistance.

The lifeboat returned to station, arriving at 5.50 am.