New Quay RNLI in night rescue of family lost near Penbryn

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday night (29 August) the RNLI at New Quay was called upon shortly after 9pm to assist the Coastguard in searching for a family of five in the Penbryn area.

The inshore lifeboat the Audrey LJ was deployed at once, with Brett Stones at the helm accompanied by fellow RNLI volunteers Dylan Price and Huw Williams.

After some time searching, the family of two adults and three young children were located by the lights of their mobile phones and cameras cut off by the tide at a small beach around the headland from Penbryn. They were all taken on board the lifeboat and transported to the safety of Penbryn beach, where they left with the Coastguard.

Afterwards Brett said: 'The people were presumably new to the area and had not taken the tide times into account. They were naturally worried and miserable when we found them but they did the correct thing in calling for help rather than attempting to climb the cliff or swim to safety.'

Media contacts:

For more information please contact Glyn Griffiths, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 01545 561285 or gillandglyn@googlemail.com or Eleri Roberts, Public Relations Manager Wales and West on 07771 941390 or eleri_roberts@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.