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Cries for help spark Penarth lifeboat search

Lifeboats News Release

Reports of cries for help led to both of Penarth's lifeboats being launched today at 8.20am.

Both of Penarth's lifeboats, manned by RNLI volunteers, raced to the Lavernock Point area and commenced shoreline and sea searches.  After a thorough search the lifeboats were stood down and able to return to station, the call being recorded as a false alarm with good intent. 

The volunteers were especially grateful to the skipper of the Benjoma Too fishing boat who, once  again,  offered both information and assistance with regard the incident.  The lifeboats returned to station just after 9am and crews were able to be back with their families for Sunday breakfast.


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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 chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk

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