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Tenby RNLI lifeboat launched after fisherman suffers reaction from sting by fish

Lifeboats News Release

Shortly after returning from supporting the Caldey swim this morning (Sunday14 August), Tenby RNLI was called into action, this time after a fisherman suffered a reaction to a sting from a fish some 16 miles south.

The casualty made the call for assistance to Milford Haven Coastguard, stating that he was in extreme pain and that his finger was swelling up quickly.

Tenby RNLI's all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was on the water just after 1pm and headed towards the 16ft casualty vessel.

Once on scene, volunteer lifeboat crew members went aboard to assess the casualty. After being checked over, the casualty confirmed that he was now feeling a lot better and was happy to continue fishing.

The lifeboat was stood down by Milford Haven Coastguard and returned to station, arriving back at 2.30pm.

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