EMERGENCY services have been praised for their effective teamwork in rescuing a woman who fell 20 feet down a cliff in Tenby on Saturday night.

The call to go to The Paragon, above the South Beach, was received at 10.46pm, and saw Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Rescue Teams, the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Tenby fire station officers, police and the Welsh Ambulance Service at the scene.

Together they performed a technical rope rescue of the 25-year-old woman.

She was taken to Withybush Hospital by ambulance.

Said a spokesman for HM Coastguard: "Good teamwork via all the emergency services working together enabled the successful extraction of the injured female."

As the casualty was being evacuated, the Tenby coastguard team then had a call at 11.55pm to go to the assistance of another woman who had reportedly fallen into bushes from above the North Walk by Tenby's North Beach.

Together with colleagues from Broad Haven coastguard, they made best speed to the other side of town to assess the situation.

On arrival, it was found that the casualty had managed to recover herself, and was in the care of Dyfed Powys police.

In a busy weekend for the Tenby coastguard team, they were also paged only hours later to assist the Welsh Ambulance Service with the medical evacuation of a casualty from the beach below The Strand in Saundersfoot.

The call came at 2.52am on Sunday.

When the coastguards arrived at the scene, they found the casualty was in the car park at Saundersfoot harbour, and the team was stood down.

At 3.41pm the same day, the team were called to another medical evacuation, this time on Pendine beach.

As the team made its way to the location, information was received that the casualty had managed to recover from the beach and was in the care of the ambulance crew.