Paddleboarders in Pembrokeshire have been warned to take on board sea safety advice, after coastguards and RNLI crews continue to respond to incidents across the country.
One day this month, HM Coastguard responded to around 30 paddleboard and inflatable incidents in Wales and the North West.
The majority of these incidents involved children and young people, mostly without safety equipment or a method for calling for help.
Tenby RNLI’s inshore lifeboat crew were kept busy one August afternoon after the coastguard received a call stating that two paddleboarders were drifting offshore from Amroth.
The lifeboat was quickly on the water, but as they got underway, the coastguard confirmed that another vessel that was in the area was assisting the paddleboarders.
However, the lifeboat was immediately re-tasked to assist two inflatable kayaks that appeared to be in difficulty after being blown offshore from Tenby’s South beach and were now close to Caldey Island.
The kayaks and their occupants were taken aboard the lifeboat a dropped back to the awaiting lifeguards on Tenby’s South beach.
Senior Maritime Operations Officer Alex Hill said: “There is no hotspot for these types of incidents, this is happening all over the country.”
Please follow the link below, and know the risks and stay safe while out on the sea: https://hmcoastguard.uk/sea