"Distressed" surfer was waving

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A surfer thought to be in trouble off Newgale beach yesterday (Sunday) was not drowning but waving.

St Davids RNLI all weather lifeboat was called out just after 9am to go to the surfer’s aid. Little Haven RNLI lifeboat and a coastguard team from Broad Haven were also tasked to this incident.

Once on scene the coastguards spoke to the surfer's parents and discovered that he was waving to them to have his photograph taken.

With this information both lifeboats, returned to their stations with St Davids lifeboat back on her moorings at 9.40am.

St Davids crews were also involved in a rescue on Friday afternoon.

The city’s inshore boat launched to the aid of an eighteen year coasteerer who had fallen one metre onto rocks near St Non’s injuring his lower back.

Once on scene lifeboat crew members went ashore to administer first aid and pain relief.

They then placed the teenager onto a stretcher, and transferred him by lifeboat into Porthclais harbour to await the arrival of helicopter rescue 169 from RAF Chivenor.

The helicopter airlifted the climber to Withybush hospital.

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