Penarth RNLI lifeboat in major search for missing person
A major multi-agency search took place today (Wednesday 3 August) in Cardiff Bay following concerns for a person believed to be in the area
Penarth's volunteer RNLI crews were paged today just after 10:30am to assist in a multi-agency search for a missing person believed to be in the Cardiff Bay area.
The station's D-class lifeboat was launched and assisted South Wales Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, HM coastguard, and the Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter.
The person was subsequently located safe and well in a different area of Cardiff.
This was the 5th shout in four days for the busy Penarth crews.
Jason Dunlop, Lifeboat Operations Manager for Penarth RNLI lifeboat station, said 'This is a great example of why we undertake regular multi-agency training. The incident today enabled us to work with a variety of other emergency services to effect a comprehensive search of the area.'
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.