RNLI Penarth assist in multi-agency search
An early start today (Monday 22 August) for volunteer RNLI crews who were paged just after 7am to help with a multi-agency search for a missing person.
Penarth RNLI's D-class lifeboat attended and conducted a search of part of the River Ely in Cardiff.
The crews were stood down at 9am, with nothing being sighted. A number of agencies were involved including our colleagues at Penarth Coastguard, South Wales Fire and Rescue service, South Wales Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service.
The crew members then returned to station, prepared the lifeboat for its next shout and, for many, returned to start the working week at their varied day jobs.
For further information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07951 051128 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on 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.