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Two launches on busy Saturday for Haydn Miller

Lifeboats News Release

The first launch for Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller came shortly before 12.30pm on Saturday 3rd June after a report from a nine-metre yacht in difficulty off Caldey point.

The volunteer crew soon had the casualty vessel in sight and went alongside to assess the problem. The vessel had suffered a fouled propeller which they thought was caused by a fishing net so they requested a tow to Tenby.

The tow was set up and some 30 mins later, the vessel was safely alongside the pier in Tenby.

The lifeboat then returned to station.

Haydn Miller’s second launch of the day happened at 6.15pm.

This time, the volunteer crew were tasked to check out 2 kayakers that looked to be in difficulty off Wiseman’s Bridge. A member of the public had reported that the kayakers were making little headway and one of them had fallen out and seemed to be having difficulty getting back in.

The lifeboat made best speed to the area and quickly located the kayakers. One Kayaker had been in the water for some time so required a double strop lift onto the lifeboat and was treated by the crew for hypothermia.

Once back at the station, both casualties were checked over by Paramedics, with one being released. The other required further treatment and used the shower facilities at the station to warm up before the Paramedics were happy to let him return home.

For more information, please contact Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) Ben James on 07971 463716 or Danielle Rush, Divisional Media Relations Manager (Wales and West) on 07786 668829 or 01745 585162. Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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