Penarth RNLI lifeboat in major search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

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.'

Media contacts:
For further information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer (Penarth) 07951051128 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer (Wales)  07748 265496

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