Tenby RNLI launched into action on Friday night, following reports that a swimmer had possibly gone missing while taking part in the Saundersfoot Tri event.

Both the all-weather and inshore lifeboats were launched shortly before 8 pm on Friday, September 1, after the Coastguard received a report that a swimmer was possibly missing while taking part in the sporting event which was taking place in the neighbouring seaside village.

The boats quickly made the two-and-a-half mile journey and began searching between Saundersfoot and Coppet Hall with binoculars and night vision equipment, whilst members of HM Coastguard Tenby searched ashore.

They were soon joined in the search by Burry Port Lifeboat and a Coastguard rescue helicopter.

A short time later, news came through that the swimmer had been found safe ashore and was in the care of St Johns Ambulance.

All units were stood down to return to station, with Tenby’s lifeboats arriving back at 9 pm.