The Tenby RNLI all-weather lifeboat assisted in a dramatic rescue on Sunday from the 52M sail training vessel Lord Nelson

While sailing 10 miles south of Caldey Island, a 62-year-old crew member went over on his ankle and fell, suffering a cut to the back of his head.

The lifeboat sped to the rescue, but the man began slipping in and out of consciousness so Milford Haven Coastgaurd decided to call in an RAF Sea King helicopter to carry out the dramatic rescue.

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Once alongside, three RNLI crew members boarded the Lord Nelson with a stretcher to assess the casualty.

RNLI said in a statement: “Luckily, there was a nurse on board that had been attending to him so he was all ready to be placed into a stretcher and taken aboard the lifeboat.”

The RAF Sea King was soon on the scene and the casualty was winched aboard and taken to Morriston Hospital.