Three call outs in one day for Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat
The volunteer crew of Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat were kept very busy on Saturday (6 August) with three calls for help coming to the station.
Crew were first called out at 11.30am to assist a yacht whose life-raft had gone overboard.
The yacht’s crew were unable to recover the raft themselves so the lifeboat went out to recover this essential piece of kit and possibly prevent an emergency call out later in the day if the raft was spotted adrift in the water. The lifeboat returned to the station and the crew carried on with their day.
At 3.59pm the volunteer lifeboat crew was called out again, this time to search for an 8-year-old who had gone missing off Whitmore Bay. The crew searched the area until the call came to say that she had been found safe and well on land. The crew made the lifeboat ready for its next call out and left for home.
They were not away from the station long before the next call came at 5.04pm. This time a jet-skier was reported to be in trouble off Nell’s Point but as the crew were running to the lifeboat, they were stood down.
It was already a big day for the lifeboat station as it was the wedding day of crewman Josh Brown and his now wife Hannah. A few crew members volunteered to man the boat for the day while the other crew helped Josh and Hannah celebrate their big day. All at Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat station wish them a long and happy marriage.
For more information please contact Abi Phillips, Barry Dock RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07973 293587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.