Penarth's RNLI crews in Sully Island Exercise
Both of Penarth's lifeboats were part of a multiagency exercise which took place at Sully Island today, Sunday 9th April 2017
Arranged chiefly as a combined exercise, visitors to the beach could be left in no doubt how quickly the tide comes in to cover the causeway - and the speed the 'casualties' were carried off by the tide.
Jason Dunlop, lifeboat operations manager for Penarth Station, said:'today's exercise demonstrated great partnership working, and showed how forceful the incoming tide is on the causeway. We used highly trained RNLI lifeguards as casualties, who were well equipped and well trained. People finding themselves trapped on the island should never attempt to make their way back across the causeway.'
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 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.