Three shouts in three hours in busy beginning to the week for Tenby's lifeboat crew

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Monday 19th July 2021 2:03 pm
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Tenby’s lifeboats had a busy start to the week, responding to three shouts in as many hours on Monday (July 19).

The first shout came at 11.30 am when the inshore lifeboat was requested to assist in the medevac of a casualty from the town’s Paragon Beach.

The volunteer crew arrived and assisted the Fire Service in preparing the casualty for transport.

Due to the height of the tide, the casualty was brought around to the Harbour to be met by the ambulance crew.

The pagers then went off for the second shout of the day, 10 minutes later at 11.40 am, when the all weather lifeboat was requested to launch to assist following a report of a medical emergency at Barafundle beach, 11 miles west of Tenby.

The lifeboat made best speed to Barafundle and was soon joined by the inshore lifeboat after they finished their job and were re-tasked.

Once on scene, several members of the crew went ashore and assisted the paramedics.

They were soon joined by the Coastguard Helicopter and the Wales Air Ambulance.

Once stable enough, the lifeboat crew assisted in loading the casualty onto Air Ambulance for the flight to hospital.

As the boats were preparing to returned to Tenby, the Coastguard passed a request from Ambulance Control for the paramedics to be brought to Stackpole, after a report of another medical emergency.

The Georgina Taylor lifeboat picked the paramedics up from Barafundle and took them around to Stackpole, before joining the all-weather lifeboat for the trip back to Tenby, arriving at 2.20 pm.

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