Penarth RNLI crews rescue two from Sully Island

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crews were paged at 4.30pm to assist two people who were cut off by the incoming tide at Sully Island.

The crew quickly launched  the D-class lifeboat and were able to rapidly locate the two people on the island. 

They were safe and well and were taken back to shore to be met by the HM Coastguard team from Penarth.

On the way back to Penarth the crew monitored a family who narrowly avoided being cut off by the incoming tide at Lavernock Point.

In the last four days our boats have launched every day either on service or for essential engine trials. 

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For more information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer for Penarth RNLI, on 07951 051128, or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer Wales, on 07748 265496 /

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