TENBY’S relief RNLI all-weather lifeboat was involved in a mercy mission to and from Caldey on Monday afternoon, after a report of a head injury following a fall on the island.

The crew, together with paramedics, launched shortly before 1pm on July 9.

Western Telegraph:

Once on the water, the lifeboat made best speed to the island, where the boat was met at the slipway by Caldey Coastguard who took the Paramedics and a member of the lifeboat crew up to where the casualty was lying.

Western Telegraph:

After making an assessment, the paramedics decided that the best way of getting the injured person off the island was by air, but unfortunately, neither the Wales Air Ambulance or Coastguard Rescue Helicopter were available due to other commitments, which left the lifeboat as the last option.

Western Telegraph:

The injured person was immobilised and made as comfortable as possible and brought slowly down to the jetty and transferred aboard the lifeboat for the short journey back to Tenby Harbour before being placed in the back of the ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment.

The lifeboat then returned to station, arriving at 4pm.

More to follow.

PICTURES: Tenby Lifeboats RNLI.