Penarth RNLI crews race to capsized catamarans
Having just completed a planned exercise, Penarth’s volunteer lifeboat crews were tasked by Milford Haven Coastguards today 8 May 2016, at 10.20am, to reports of a catamaran in difficulty at Sully Bay.
These two shouts happened as a group of volunteers walked around Penarth to raise much needed funds for the station as part of national RNLI Mayday events.
The volunteer crews returned to station to prepare boats and equipment for the next call out.
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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.