St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station
Shouts 2015 St Davids Tamar class lifeboat “Norah Wortley” arrived at station on 15th April 2013 to be kept afloat on a mooring at St Justinians until her new boathouse was built.  The Tyne class ALB “Garside” was retained to cover whenever the Tamar had to be removed from her mooring in bad weather, etc. ALB = All-weather Lifeboat - 47-026 Tyne ‘Garside’ or 16-26 Tamar ‘Norah Wortley’ ILB = Inshore Lifeboat  - D-704  ‘Myrtle & Trevor Gurr’ 31st October 2015 – ALB At 11.38am the Tamar lifeboat proceeded to Porthclais to search the area following reports of an upturned kayak.  The kayak was located and a search for the occupant started.  The search was ended when the coastguard discovered that the kayak had been washed off of the beach at Little Haven during gale force winds.  St Davids and Broad Haven coastguards also searched. Lifeboat returned to station at 12.55pm. 17th October 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 9.20am to the 7.5m fishing vessel “Danny Boy II”, with 2 people on board south of Skomer Island.  The vessel, which had steering problems, was escorted into Milford Haven.  Lifeboat returned to station at 11.35am. 4th October 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB tasked at 11.17am by coastguards to Porthgain where several members of the public had reported someone shouting for help from the base of the cliff.  After a short search it was discovered that a seal pup was the source of the ‘shouting’ and the lifeboats returned to station at 12.34pm. 8th September 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB proceeded at 4pm to 999 calls for a swimmer being carried away by the tide from Traethllyfn beach near Abereiddi.  On arrival on scene it was discovered that the woman had managed to get ashore by herself further along the coast.  All units released and lifeboats returned to station at 5.08pm. 1st September 2015 – ALB and ILB At about 9pm the Tamar ALB and ILB requested to launch to locate an overdue inflatable in the Ramsey Sound area.  As the crew were mustering the vessel was sighted paddling ashore at St Justinians having suffered engine failure.  Lifeboats stood down. 26th August 2015 – ALB and ILB At 1.08pm the Tamar ALB was called to Solva where an 11 year old boy had sustained a back injury on an inaccessible beach.  On arrival the Y-boat was deployed and 3 crew went ashore.  Paramedics were transferred from Solva harbour and the boy airlifted by helicopter to an ambulance waiting at the cliff top.  The lifeboats returned to station at 2.48pm. 26th August 2015 – ILB At 12.49pm the ILB was launched to a swimmer reported in difficulties at Whitesands.  After a thorough search nothing was found and it was believed that the swimmer had managed to reach shore unaided.  The ILB was then tasked to another incident. 25th August 2015 – ALB At 4.30pm the Tamar ALB proceeded to Abercastle where a kayak was reported to be in difficulties.  The two occupants were brought aboard the lifeboat and returned to shore along with their equipment.  The lifeboat returned to station at 6.22pm. 25th August 2015 – ALB Whilst on exercise at 2.27pm the Tyne ALB was diverted to a 5m RIB with engine failure to the east of Solva.  The 3 occupants had swam ashore and climbed up the cliffs and the lifeboat recovered the vessel and took it to Solva harbour.  It returned to it’s exercise at 3.00pm. 24th August 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB launched at 3.50pm to a 19 year old male who had been injured whilst tombstoning near Porthclais.  On arrival the Y-boat was deployed and 4 crew members went ashore to give first aid.  The man, who had dislocated both shoulders, was airlifted to hospital.  The lifeboat returned to station at 5.53pm. 15th August 2015 – ALB and ILB ILB and Tamar ALB launched at 1215 to an abseiler who had fallen 15m down the cliff near the entrance to Porthclais.  First aid was administered and the man landed in Porthclais to a waiting ambulance.  Returned to station at 1.20pm. 14th August 2015 – ILB ILB crew paged at 12.08pm to 2 kayakers reported at Caerfai being blown offshore.  As the crew assembled the coastguards received further information indicating the kayakers were making for the shore and the ILB was stood- down.  False alarm. 12th August 2015 – ILB At about 1.55pm, whilst the ILB was proceeding to the previous incident, the coastguards took a report of another kayaker in difficulties at Whitesands.  Initially the Tamar ALB was requested but as the ILB was released from the previous false alarm they responded to the incident.  On arrival the reported kayak was almost ashore so they escorted it to the beach.  Returned to station at about 2.30pm. 12th August 2015 – ILB At 1.45pm the ILB launched to a kayaker reported in difficulties at Caerfai.  On arrival they found that the reported vessel was actually a small fishing dinghy and the occupants did not require any assistance.  False alarm. 5th August 2015 – ALB and ILB Tyne ALB and ILB launched at 3.40pm to assist Police and Coastguards to search for a distressed woman missing from a local campsite.  The ILB crew located the woman about 1½ miles south of the station and 3 crew members went ashore to assist her.  The RAF Chivenor rescue helicopter airlifted the woman to the clifftop and she was taken by ambulance to hospital.  Rehoused at 5.15pm.  2nd August 2015 – ILB Whilst recovering onto the slipway following the previous incident the ILB was tasked to an inflatable kayak being blown away near Abereiddi.  The ILB arrived on scene to find that the occupant had managed to get ashore further up the coast.  Returned to station at 3.30pm. 2nd August 2015 – ILB ILB launched at 2.00pm to assist kayakers reported in difficulty near St Davids Head.  On arrival they found that 2 people had landed on Porthmelgan beach whilst a second kayaker towed their vessel back to Whitesands.  ILB stood by until he reached the beach then returned to station at 2.20pm 1st August 2015 – Medivac Around 4.30pm members of the lifeboat crew at the station assisted St Davids coastguards with first aid treatment for a 25 year old kayaker with a suspected broken ankle after falling on the steps at St Justinians.  The woman was airlifted to hospital in Haverfordwest. 28th July 2015 – ALB Tyne ALB launched at 2.30pm to reports of another kayaker in difficulties at Abereiddi.  Whilst heading to the scene the lifeboat was turned back as the kayaker had reached the shore unaided.  Returned to station at 3.04pm. 28th July 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 1:05pm to a report of a kayaker overdue to the north of Abereiddi.  A search of the area was carried out by the lifeboat and coastguards until the missing person was located on the cliff path having managed to get ashore by himself.  Returned to station at 2.30pm. 22nd July 2015 – ALB At 12:43pm the Tamar ALB proceeded to Caerfai where a kayaker had been reported in difficulties.  On arrival it was found that a passing boat had assisted the man back into his kayak so the lifeboat escorted him back to the harbour at Porthclais.  Returned to station at 1.40pm. 21st July 2015 – ALB At 4.29pm the Tamar ALB proceeded to Newgale to assist 5 people reported in the water.  Little Haven ILB, RNLI Lifeguards and an RAF rescue helicopter were also tasked.  All persons were brought ashore by the lifeguards and the ALB returned to station at 5.40pm. 8th July 2015 – ALB and ILB At 6:58pm, whilst on exercise, the Tamar ALB and ILB were tasked to 2 people in trouble in the water at Newgale.  Little Haven ILB was also tasked.  The 2 people had made it ashore but crew members from both stations went ashore to provide first aid until the arrival of an ambulance.  Returned to station at 8.20pm. 19th June 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB proceeded at 12.38pm to a coasteerer with an injured back in the water near Porthclais.  The woman was in severe pain and had to be floated into a stretcher by 4 crew members who entered the water to assist her.  She was given pain relief and first aid aboard the lifeboat until an RAF rescue helicopter winched down their paramedic to provide further treatment.  After about 45 minutes the woman was winched into the helicopter and flown to hospital at Cardiff.  The lifeboats returned to station at 2.37pm. 17th June 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 4.04pm to a coasteerer with an in injured leg near Porthclais.  The man was given first aid treatment for a dislocated knee and dislocated ankle before being evacuated from the rocks to an ambulance waiting at Porthclais.  Lifeboat back at station at 5.25pm. 25th May 2015 – ILB ILB launched at 7.30pm for a kayaker reported in difficulties near Abereiddi.  The ILB and St Davids coastguards could find no sign of the kayaker when they arrived at the scene.  A search was commenced until it was discovered that the kayaker had reached the shore unaided.  The ILB returned to station at 8.25pm. 25th May 2015 – ILB ILB launched at 11.33am to 2 kayakers in the water at Caerfai.  On arrival the lifeboat found that the 2 people had been picked up by another vessel.  So the ILB transferred the 2 people and their kayaks onto the beach.  ILB returned to station at 12.16pm. 14th May 2015 – ALB At 1.00pm at Tamar ALB proceeded to the assistance of a 10m fishing vessel with 2 people on board which had complete power failure just south of the Bitches Reef in Ramsey Sound.  The vessel was taken in tow to Solva and the ALB returned to station at 2.30pm. 21st April 2015 – Medivac At 3.15 pm members of the lifeboat crew assisted St Davids coastguards and paramedics to evacuate a person taken ill at the lifeboat station to an ambulance at the cliff top.  He was taken to hospital for tests. 21st April 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB launched at 1.12am to assist a 12 metre yacht aground and listing at the entrance to Solva harbour.  The two occupants were abandoning the vessel to take to their dinghy.  The lifeboats located the yacht and the ILB recovered the two people from the dinghy and landed them onto the ALB.  After about 4 hours the yacht was refloated and then taken in tow to Dale as her engine was overheating. The ILB returned to station at 7.03am and the ALB at 10.00am. 4th April 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 6.55pm to 4 people cut off by the tide in St Brides Bay, their exact whereabouts were unknown.  The lifeboat joined Little Haven ILB, coastguards and police in the search.  Fortunately the four were quickly found by the Little Haven ILB and taken to safety at Newgale.  Returned to station at 7.15pm. 25th March 2015 - ILB Relief D-768 launched at 6.20pm to 4 adult males cut off by the tide at Carreg-y-Fran.  The ILB arrived on scene 10 minutes after launch and brought the people ashore at Porthclais harbour.  Back at station 7.26pm. 22/23rd March 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 10.33pm on 22nd March to a yacht which had lost power and was drifting in the Irish Sea.  ALB was joined by Angle ALB to search an area 22 miles offshore.  An EPIRB distress signal was later received by the Irish coastguards and the yacht was located and towed to safety by the Rosslare Harbour ALB.  St Davids ALB back at station at 2.00am on 23rd March.
© David John and St Davids RNLI 2017.    The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603)
Shouts 2015 St Davids Tamar class lifeboat “Norah Wortley” arrived at station on 15th April 2013 to be kept afloat on a mooring at St Justinians until her new boathouse was built.  The Tyne class ALB “Garside” was retained to cover whenever the Tamar had to be removed from her mooring in bad weather, etc. ALB = All-weather Lifeboat - 47-026 Tyne ‘Garside’ or 16-26 Tamar ‘Norah Wortley’ ILB = Inshore Lifeboat  - D-704  ‘Myrtle & Trevor Gurr’ 31st October 2015 – ALB At 11.38am the Tamar lifeboat proceeded to Porthclais to search the area following reports of an upturned kayak.  The kayak was located and a search for the occupant started.  The search was ended when the coastguard discovered that the kayak had been washed off of the beach at Little Haven during gale force winds.  St Davids and Broad Haven coastguards also searched. Lifeboat returned to station at 12.55pm. 17th October 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 9.20am to the 7.5m fishing vessel “Danny Boy II”, with 2 people on board south of Skomer Island.  The vessel, which had steering problems, was escorted into Milford Haven.  Lifeboat returned to station at 11.35am. 4th October 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB tasked at 11.17am by coastguards to Porthgain where several members of the public had reported someone shouting for help from the base of the cliff.  After a short search it was discovered that a seal pup was the source of the ‘shouting’ and the lifeboats returned to station at 12.34pm. 8th September 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB proceeded at 4pm to 999 calls for a swimmer being carried away by the tide from Traethllyfn beach near Abereiddi.  On arrival on scene it was discovered that the woman had managed to get ashore by herself further along the coast.  All units released and lifeboats returned to station at 5.08pm. 1st September 2015 – ALB and ILB At about 9pm the Tamar ALB and ILB requested to launch to locate an overdue inflatable in the Ramsey Sound area.  As the crew were mustering the vessel was sighted paddling ashore at St Justinians having suffered engine failure.  Lifeboats stood down. 26th August 2015 – ALB and ILB At 1.08pm the Tamar ALB was called to Solva where an 11 year old boy had sustained a back injury on an inaccessible beach.  On arrival the Y-boat was deployed and 3 crew went ashore.  Paramedics were transferred from Solva harbour and the boy airlifted by helicopter to an ambulance waiting at the cliff top.  The lifeboats returned to station at 2.48pm. 26th August 2015 – ILB At 12.49pm the ILB was launched to a swimmer reported in difficulties at Whitesands.  After a thorough search nothing was found and it was believed that the swimmer had managed to reach shore unaided.  The ILB was then tasked to another incident. 25th August 2015 – ALB At 4.30pm the Tamar ALB proceeded to Abercastle where a kayak was reported to be in difficulties.  The two occupants were brought aboard the lifeboat and returned to shore along with their equipment.  The lifeboat returned to station at 6.22pm. 25th August 2015 – ALB Whilst on exercise at 2.27pm the Tyne ALB was diverted to a 5m RIB with engine failure to the east of Solva.  The 3 occupants had swam ashore and climbed up the cliffs and the lifeboat recovered the vessel and took it to Solva harbour.  It returned to it’s exercise at 3.00pm. 24th August 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB launched at 3.50pm to a 19 year old male who had been injured whilst tombstoning near Porthclais.  On arrival the Y-boat was deployed and 4 crew members went ashore to give first aid.  The man, who had dislocated both shoulders, was airlifted to hospital.  The lifeboat returned to station at 5.53pm. 15th August 2015 – ALB and ILB ILB and Tamar ALB launched at 1215 to an abseiler who had fallen 15m down the cliff near the entrance to Porthclais.  First aid was administered and the man landed in Porthclais to a waiting ambulance.  Returned to station at 1.20pm. 14th August 2015 – ILB ILB crew paged at 12.08pm to 2 kayakers reported at Caerfai being blown offshore.  As the crew assembled the coastguards received further information indicating the kayakers were making for the shore and the ILB was stood-down.  False alarm. 12th August 2015 – ILB At about 1.55pm, whilst the ILB was proceeding to the previous incident, the coastguards took a report of another kayaker in difficulties at Whitesands.  Initially the Tamar ALB was requested but as the ILB was released from the previous false alarm they responded to the incident.  On arrival the reported kayak was almost ashore so they escorted it to the beach.  Returned to station at about 2.30pm. 12th August 2015 – ILB At 1.45pm the ILB launched to a kayaker reported in difficulties at Caerfai.  On arrival they found that the reported vessel was actually a small fishing dinghy and the occupants did not require any assistance.  False alarm. 5th August 2015 – ALB and ILB Tyne ALB and ILB launched at 3.40pm to assist Police and Coastguards to search for a distressed woman missing from a local campsite.  The ILB crew located the woman about 1½ miles south of the station and 3 crew members went ashore to assist her.  The RAF Chivenor rescue helicopter airlifted the woman to the clifftop and she was taken by ambulance to hospital.  Rehoused at 5.15pm.  2nd August 2015 – ILB Whilst recovering onto the slipway following the previous incident the ILB was tasked to an inflatable kayak being blown away near Abereiddi.  The ILB arrived on scene to find that the occupant had managed to get ashore further up the coast.  Returned to station at 3.30pm. 2nd August 2015 – ILB ILB launched at 2.00pm to assist kayakers reported in difficulty near St Davids Head.  On arrival they found that 2 people had landed on Porthmelgan beach whilst a second kayaker towed their vessel back to Whitesands.  ILB stood by until he reached the beach then returned to station at 2.20pm 1st August 2015 – Medivac Around 4.30pm members of the lifeboat crew at the station assisted St Davids coastguards with first aid treatment for a 25 year old kayaker with a suspected broken ankle after falling on the steps at St Justinians.  The woman was airlifted to hospital in Haverfordwest. 28th July 2015 – ALB Tyne ALB launched at 2.30pm to reports of another kayaker in difficulties at Abereiddi.  Whilst heading to the scene the lifeboat was turned back as the kayaker had reached the shore unaided.  Returned to station at 3.04pm. 28th July 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 1:05pm to a report of a kayaker overdue to the north of Abereiddi.  A search of the area was carried out by the lifeboat and coastguards until the missing person was located on the cliff path having managed to get ashore by himself.  Returned to station at 2.30pm. 22nd July 2015 – ALB At 12:43pm the Tamar ALB proceeded to Caerfai where a kayaker had been reported in difficulties.  On arrival it was found that a passing boat had assisted the man back into his kayak so the lifeboat escorted him back to the harbour at Porthclais.  Returned to station at 1.40pm. 21st July 2015 – ALB At 4.29pm the Tamar ALB proceeded to Newgale to assist 5 people reported in the water.  Little Haven ILB, RNLI Lifeguards and an RAF rescue helicopter were also tasked.  All persons were brought ashore by the lifeguards and the ALB returned to station at 5.40pm. 8th July 2015 – ALB and ILB At 6:58pm, whilst on exercise, the Tamar ALB and ILB were tasked to 2 people in trouble in the water at Newgale.  Little Haven ILB was also tasked.  The 2 people had made it ashore but crew members from both stations went ashore to provide first aid until the arrival of an ambulance.  Returned to station at 8.20pm. 19th June 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB proceeded at 12.38pm to a coasteerer with an injured back in the water near Porthclais.  The woman was in severe pain and had to be floated into a stretcher by 4 crew members who entered the water to assist her.  She was given pain relief and first aid aboard the lifeboat until an RAF rescue helicopter winched down their paramedic to provide further treatment.  After about 45 minutes the woman was winched into the helicopter and flown to hospital at Cardiff.  The lifeboats returned to station at 2.37pm. 17th June 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 4.04pm to a coasteerer with an in injured leg near Porthclais.  The man was given first aid treatment for a dislocated knee and dislocated ankle before being evacuated from the rocks to an ambulance waiting at Porthclais.  Lifeboat back at station at 5.25pm. 25th May 2015 – ILB ILB launched at 7.30pm for a kayaker reported in difficulties near Abereiddi.  The ILB and St Davids coastguards could find no sign of the kayaker when they arrived at the scene.  A search was commenced until it was discovered that the kayaker had reached the shore unaided.  The ILB returned to station at 8.25pm. 25th May 2015 – ILB ILB launched at 11.33am to 2 kayakers in the water at Caerfai.  On arrival the lifeboat found that the 2 people had been picked up by another vessel.  So the ILB transferred the 2 people and their kayaks onto the beach.  ILB returned to station at 12.16pm. 14th May 2015 – ALB At 1.00pm at Tamar ALB proceeded to the assistance of a 10m fishing vessel with 2 people on board which had complete power failure just south of the Bitches Reef in Ramsey Sound.  The vessel was taken in tow to Solva and the ALB returned to station at 2.30pm. 21st April 2015 – Medivac At 3.15 pm members of the lifeboat crew assisted St Davids coastguards and paramedics to evacuate a person taken ill at the lifeboat station to an ambulance at the cliff top.  He was taken to hospital for tests. 21st April 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB launched at 1.12am to assist a 12 metre yacht aground and listing at the entrance to Solva harbour.  The two occupants were abandoning the vessel to take to their dinghy.  The lifeboats located the yacht and the ILB recovered the two people from the dinghy and landed them onto the ALB.  After about 4 hours the yacht was refloated and then taken in tow to Dale as her engine was overheating. The ILB returned to station at 7.03am and the ALB at 10.00am. 4th April 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 6.55pm to 4 people cut off by the tide in St Brides Bay, their exact whereabouts were unknown.  The lifeboat joined Little Haven ILB, coastguards and police in the search.  Fortunately the four were quickly found by the Little Haven ILB and taken to safety at Newgale.  Returned to station at 7.15pm. 25th March 2015 - ILB Relief D-768 launched at 6.20pm to 4 adult males cut off by the tide at Carreg-y-Fran.  The ILB arrived on scene 10 minutes after launch and brought the people ashore at Porthclais harbour.  Back at station 7.26pm. 22/23rd March 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 10.33pm on 22nd March to a yacht which had lost power and was drifting in the Irish Sea.  ALB was joined by Angle ALB to search an area 22 miles offshore.  An EPIRB distress signal was later received by the Irish coastguards and the yacht was located and towed to safety by the Rosslare Harbour ALB.  St Davids ALB back at station at 2.00am on 23rd March.
Copyright:  David John and St Davids RNLI 2017. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603)
Shouts 2015 St Davids Tamar class lifeboat “Norah Wortley” arrived at station on 15th April 2013 to be kept afloat on a mooring at St Justinians until her new boathouse was built.  The Tyne class ALB “Garside” was retained to cover whenever the Tamar had to be removed from her mooring in bad weather, etc. ALB = All-weather Lifeboat - 47-026 Tyne ‘Garside’ or 16-26 Tamar ‘Norah Wortley’ ILB = Inshore Lifeboat  - D-704  ‘Myrtle & Trevor Gurr’ 31st October 2015 – ALB At 11.38am the Tamar lifeboat proceeded to Porthclais to search the area following reports of an upturned kayak.  The kayak was located and a search for the occupant started.  The search was ended when the coastguard discovered that the kayak had been washed off of the beach at Little Haven during gale force winds.  St Davids and Broad Haven coastguards also searched. Lifeboat returned to station at 12.55pm. 17th October 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 9.20am to the 7.5m fishing vessel “Danny Boy II”, with 2 people on board south of Skomer Island.  The vessel, which had steering problems, was escorted into Milford Haven.  Lifeboat returned to station at 11.35am. 4th October 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB tasked at 11.17am by coastguards to Porthgain where several members of the public had reported someone shouting for help from the base of the cliff.  After a short search it was discovered that a seal pup was the source of the ‘shouting’ and the lifeboats returned to station at 12.34pm. 8th September 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB proceeded at 4pm to 999 calls for a swimmer being carried away by the tide from Traethllyfn beach near Abereiddi.  On arrival on scene it was discovered that the woman had managed to get ashore by herself further along the coast.  All units released and lifeboats returned to station at 5.08pm. 1st September 2015 – ALB and ILB At about 9pm the Tamar ALB and ILB requested to launch to locate an overdue inflatable in the Ramsey Sound area.  As the crew were mustering the vessel was sighted paddling ashore at St Justinians having suffered engine failure.  Lifeboats stood down. 26th August 2015 – ALB and ILB At 1.08pm the Tamar ALB was called to Solva where an 11 year old boy had sustained a back injury on an inaccessible beach.  On arrival the Y-boat was deployed and 3 crew went ashore.  Paramedics were transferred from Solva harbour and the boy airlifted by helicopter to an ambulance waiting at the cliff top.  The lifeboats returned to station at 2.48pm. 26th August 2015 – ILB At 12.49pm the ILB was launched to a swimmer reported in difficulties at Whitesands.  After a thorough search nothing was found and it was believed that the swimmer had managed to reach shore unaided.  The ILB was then tasked to another incident. 25th August 2015 – ALB At 4.30pm the Tamar ALB proceeded to Abercastle where a kayak was reported to be in difficulties.  The two occupants were brought aboard the lifeboat and returned to shore along with their equipment.  The lifeboat returned to station at 6.22pm. 25th August 2015 – ALB Whilst on exercise at 2.27pm the Tyne ALB was diverted to a 5m RIB with engine failure to the east of Solva.  The 3 occupants had swam ashore and climbed up the cliffs and the lifeboat recovered the vessel and took it to Solva harbour.  It returned to it’s exercise at 3.00pm. 24th August 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB launched at 3.50pm to a 19 year old male who had been injured whilst tombstoning near Porthclais.  On arrival the Y-boat was deployed and 4 crew members went ashore to give first aid.  The man, who had dislocated both shoulders, was airlifted to hospital.  The lifeboat returned to station at 5.53pm. 15th August 2015 – ALB and ILB ILB and Tamar ALB launched at 1215 to an abseiler who had fallen 15m down the cliff near the entrance to Porthclais.  First aid was administered and the man landed in Porthclais to a waiting ambulance.  Returned to station at 1.20pm. 14th August 2015 – ILB ILB crew paged at 12.08pm to 2 kayakers reported at Caerfai being blown offshore.  As the crew assembled the coastguards received further information indicating the kayakers were making for the shore and the ILB was stood-down.  False alarm. 12th August 2015 – ILB At about 1.55pm, whilst the ILB was proceeding to the previous incident, the coastguards took a report of another kayaker in difficulties at Whitesands.  Initially the Tamar ALB was requested but as the ILB was released from the previous false alarm they responded to the incident.  On arrival the reported kayak was almost ashore so they escorted it to the beach.  Returned to station at about 2.30pm. 12th August 2015 – ILB At 1.45pm the ILB launched to a kayaker reported in difficulties at Caerfai.  On arrival they found that the reported vessel was actually a small fishing dinghy and the occupants did not require any assistance.  False alarm. 5th August 2015 – ALB and ILB Tyne ALB and ILB launched at 3.40pm to assist Police and Coastguards to search for a distressed woman missing from a local campsite.  The ILB crew located the woman about 1½ miles south of the station and 3 crew members went ashore to assist her.  The RAF Chivenor rescue helicopter airlifted the woman to the clifftop and she was taken by ambulance to hospital.  Rehoused at 5.15pm.  2nd August 2015 – ILB Whilst recovering onto the slipway following the previous incident the ILB was tasked to an inflatable kayak being blown away near Abereiddi.  The ILB arrived on scene to find that the occupant had managed to get ashore further up the coast.  Returned to station at 3.30pm. 2nd August 2015 – ILB ILB launched at 2.00pm to assist kayakers reported in difficulty near St Davids Head.  On arrival they found that 2 people had landed on Porthmelgan beach whilst a second kayaker towed their vessel back to Whitesands.  ILB stood by until he reached the beach then returned to station at 2.20pm 1st August 2015 – Medivac Around 4.30pm members of the lifeboat crew at the station assisted St Davids coastguards with first aid treatment for a 25 year old kayaker with a suspected broken ankle after falling on the steps at St Justinians.  The woman was airlifted to hospital in Haverfordwest. 28th July 2015 – ALB Tyne ALB launched at 2.30pm to reports of another kayaker in difficulties at Abereiddi.  Whilst heading to the scene the lifeboat was turned back as the kayaker had reached the shore unaided.  Returned to station at 3.04pm. 28th July 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 1:05pm to a report of a kayaker overdue to the north of Abereiddi.  A search of the area was carried out by the lifeboat and coastguards until the missing person was located on the cliff path having managed to get ashore by himself.  Returned to station at 2.30pm. 22nd July 2015 – ALB At 12:43pm the Tamar ALB proceeded to Caerfai where a kayaker had been reported in difficulties.  On arrival it was found that a passing boat had assisted the man back into his kayak so the lifeboat escorted him back to the harbour at Porthclais.  Returned to station at 1.40pm. 21st July 2015 – ALB At 4.29pm the Tamar ALB proceeded to Newgale to assist 5 people reported in the water.  Little Haven ILB, RNLI Lifeguards and an RAF rescue helicopter were also tasked.  All persons were brought ashore by the lifeguards and the ALB returned to station at 5.40pm. 8th July 2015 – ALB and ILB At 6:58pm, whilst on exercise, the Tamar ALB and ILB were tasked to 2 people in trouble in the water at Newgale.  Little Haven ILB was also tasked.  The 2 people had made it ashore but crew members from both stations went ashore to provide first aid until the arrival of an ambulance.  Returned to station at 8.20pm. 19th June 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB proceeded at 12.38pm to a coasteerer with an injured back in the water near Porthclais.  The woman was in severe pain and had to be floated into a stretcher by 4 crew members who entered the water to assist her.  She was given pain relief and first aid aboard the lifeboat until an RAF rescue helicopter winched down their paramedic to provide further treatment.  After about 45 minutes the woman was winched into the helicopter and flown to hospital at Cardiff.  The lifeboats returned to station at 2.37pm. 17th June 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 4.04pm to a coasteerer with an in injured leg near Porthclais.  The man was given first aid treatment for a dislocated knee and dislocated ankle before being evacuated from the rocks to an ambulance waiting at Porthclais.  Lifeboat back at station at 5.25pm. 25th May 2015 – ILB ILB launched at 7.30pm for a kayaker reported in difficulties near Abereiddi.  The ILB and St Davids coastguards could find no sign of the kayaker when they arrived at the scene.  A search was commenced until it was discovered that the kayaker had reached the shore unaided.  The ILB returned to station at 8.25pm. 25th May 2015 – ILB ILB launched at 11.33am to 2 kayakers in the water at Caerfai.  On arrival the lifeboat found that the 2 people had been picked up by another vessel.  So the ILB transferred the 2 people and their kayaks onto the beach.  ILB returned to station at 12.16pm. 14th May 2015 – ALB At 1.00pm at Tamar ALB proceeded to the assistance of a 10m fishing vessel with 2 people on board which had complete power failure just south of the Bitches Reef in Ramsey Sound.  The vessel was taken in tow to Solva and the ALB returned to station at 2.30pm. 21st April 2015 – Medivac At 3.15 pm members of the lifeboat crew assisted St Davids coastguards and paramedics to evacuate a person taken ill at the lifeboat station to an ambulance at the cliff top.  He was taken to hospital for tests. 21st April 2015 – ALB and ILB Tamar ALB and ILB launched at 1.12am to assist a 12 metre yacht aground and listing at the entrance to Solva harbour.  The two occupants were abandoning the vessel to take to their dinghy.  The lifeboats located the yacht and the ILB recovered the two people from the dinghy and landed them onto the ALB.  After about 4 hours the yacht was refloated and then taken in tow to Dale as her engine was overheating. The ILB returned to station at 7.03am and the ALB at 10.00am. 4th April 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 6.55pm to 4 people cut off by the tide in St Brides Bay, their exact whereabouts were unknown.  The lifeboat joined Little Haven ILB, coastguards and police in the search.  Fortunately the four were quickly found by the Little Haven ILB and taken to safety at Newgale.  Returned to station at 7.15pm. 25th March 2015 - ILB Relief D-768 launched at 6.20pm to 4 adult males cut off by the tide at Carreg-y-Fran.  The ILB arrived on scene 10 minutes after launch and brought the people ashore at Porthclais harbour.  Back at station 7.26pm. 22/23rd March 2015 – ALB Tamar ALB proceeded at 10.33pm on 22nd March to a yacht which had lost power and was drifting in the Irish Sea.  ALB was joined by Angle ALB to search an area 22 miles offshore.  An EPIRB distress signal was later received by the Irish coastguards and the yacht was located and towed to safety by the Rosslare Harbour ALB.  St Davids ALB back at station at 2.00am on 23rd March.
St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station
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