St Davids RNLI lifeboat tasked to a swimmer in difficulties
On Friday July 20 at 12.19pm St Davids RNLI all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley launched on service to reports of a swimmer in difficulties off Abereiddi tower.
Also tasked were St Davids coastguard rescue team.
The sea swimmer had unknowingly drifted into the flooding tidal stream off the headland.
As the lifeboat was proceeding to this incident, further information came from Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Centre, that the struggling swimmer had been rescued by instructional staff from a local outdoor adventure provider.
At this time and with this information the lifeboat was stood down to return to station arriving back at 1.05pm.
For more information please contact Jim Phillips St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07791121039 -- 01437721532 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively contact Danielle Rush Regional Media Manager (Wales & the West) on 07786668829 - 01745585162 or by email: email@example.com
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
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