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RNLI Penarth launched to Sully Island

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth RNLI Atlantic lifeboat was launched this evening Wednesday 24 August 2017.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth lifeboat rescues 2 people from Sully Island
The lifeboat was launched to assist people on Sully Island. There were six people and one dog on the island, but four (plus dog) intended to stay on the island, and so RNLI volunteers brought one couple back to the mainland.

The couple had attempted to make their way across the flooded causeway, but thankfully had returned to the island and awaited rescue, they were very wet but otherwise safe and well.

The RNLI would advise anyone visiting the island to contact Milford Haven Coastguard station to advise them of the duration of your stay on 01646 690909.

Media Contacts

For more information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer for Penarth RNLI, on 07951 051128, or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer Wales, on 07748 265496 / Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk.

RNLI/Andy Berry

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