Both Cardigan RNLI Lifeboats launched following report of a lone female cut off
Both Cardigan RNLI Lifeboats were launched on Thursday 2 June following a call from Milford Haven Coastguard who had received a report from a member of the public of a person cut-off by the tide at Penbryn beach.
The larger Atlantic 85 class Lifeboat Albatross arrived on the scene first and located the 20-year-old female, however the crew were unable to get in close enough so volunteer crew member, Aaron Walters was put off the Lifeboat and swam to the casualty to ensure her safety and then to await the arrival of the smaller D Class Lifeboat Elsie Ida Mead, which arrived soon after. The D Class was able to beach close to the casualty and take her and Aaron on board.
The D Class Lifeboat then made its way to the main beach at Penbryn and safely landed the casualty who was looked after by the local Coastguard.
Both Lifeboats then returned to the station and made ready for the next callout.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.