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Newgale lifeguards rescue two children cut off by the tide

Lifeguards News Release

Newgale lifeguards were assisted by lifeboats from both St Davids station and Little and Broad Haven station after children found themselves stuck on a slab of rock as the tide came in.

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RNLI Lifeguard patrolling on Newgale beach (Stock Image)
On the afternoon of Sunday 30 June, RNLI lifeguards Noah Harvatt and Jago Sime spotted two young people in need of assistance due to being cut off by the incoming tide. The children were heading from Pen-Y-Cwm to Newgale beach and found themselves in difficulty.

The lifeguards set off on the Inshore Rescue Boat to reach the casualties and then called the coastguard for assistance. They assessed the situation and managed to support the casualties in getting back to shore safely. Thankfully, after checking the casualties, no first aid was required.

St Davids All Weather Lifeboat, Little and Broad Haven’s Inshore Lifeboat and the Coastguard rescue 187 were tasked and arrived at the scene, however they were stood down as the lifeguards had returned the children to safety.

The RNLI advise people to check the tide times before entering the sea and to only swim on lifeguarded beaches between the red and yellow flags. If you need help or see someone in trouble on the coast dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard. RNLI lifeguards patrol over 240 beaches around the UK and Channel Islands every summer, and are there to advise, supervise and rescue.

Notes for the editors:

The RNLI aims to halve the number of accidental coastal deaths by 2024. Since 1824, the RNLI have saved over 142,700 lives.

Pembrokeshire's lifeguarded beaches operate from 10am to 6pm daily during the summer until 8 September.

Media contacts:

Katie Lewis, RNLI Media Engagement Placement Wales and West at Katie_lewis@rnli.org.uk


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