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Tenby inshore lifeboat assists when boy goes missing after going for a swim

Lifeboats News Release

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch just before 6pm on 23 August after a 9 year old boy who was staying in a caravan in Kiln Park told his parents he was going for a swim.

The lifeboat was quickly on the water and began a search from St Catherine’s Island up towards Giltar Pool. Several people who were spotted on the shoreline during the search were approached by the volunteer crew, but none had seen a young boy near the water’s edge.
Some ten minutes after beginning the search, news came through via Dyfed Powys Police that the young boy had fortunately been found at the swimming pool in Kiln Park. 
 
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station, arriving at 6.15pm.

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For more information contact Ben James, Tenby Lifeboat Press Officer on 07971463716.  Alternately contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Public Relations Manager on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk

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