There were two shouts for Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat the Haydn Miller last week.
The first came at shortly before 11.30am on Tuesday, October 24, when the Coastguard requested backup for Burry Port lifeboat, after two people were reported cut off by the tide on Worm’s Head, some 15 miles east of Tenby.
The volunteer crew were soon on the water and made best speed to the scene, where they had been tasked to provide safety cover whilst Burry Port attempted to rescue the casualties off the rocks in the swell left over from Storm Babet.
As the Tenby crew were approaching Worm’s Head, Burry Port lifeboat reported that they had managed to get the casualties off the rocks and had dropped them safely ashore.
As they were no longer required, the Haydn Miller then returned to station.
The second shout of the week came just after 9pm on Friday, October 27, when the Police requested additional help in the search for a lady who had left Saundersfoot earlier in the day to walk to Tenby, but when she didn’t arrive at her hotel, the alarm was raised.
Thinking that she could possibly have used the coast path, the lifeboat was requested to assist in locating her.
Soon on the water, the crew were tasked to search the bays, coves and cliff path between Tenby and Saundersfoot for any sign of the missing lady, as Police and Coastguard teams searched ashore.
Having thoroughly searched the area from Tenby to Saundersfoot and then back again, with searchlights, both night vision and thermal cameras and with nothing found, the lifeboat was stood down to return to station, arriving at 10:20pm.