Tenby lifeboat launches into Storm Brian after person reported washed off rocks
At 9.20am on Saturday (21 October), during storm Brian, Tenby RNLI's all-weather lifeboat Haydn Miller was launched following a report that somebody had been washed off the rocks by the large swell at Skrinkle.
The volunteer crew made best speed to Skrinkle through huge seas, whilst being buffeted by 65mph gusts.
Once on scene, the lifeboat got as close as was safely possible in the huge swell and began to perform a search between Skrinkle and Lydstep, whilst Coastguard teams searched from the cliffs above and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 search from the air.
As the search continued, the Coastguard received a call from someone claiming to be the person that had been on the rocks. Once this was confirmed, and that the person was safe and well, all units were stood down.
The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 10:50am
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