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Monday morning call out for Penarth RNLI volunteers

Lifeguards News Release

The working week got off to a shaky start for volunteers at Penarth RNLI station as they had to leave their jobs for a call-out.

RNLI/Andy Berry

D class Penarth launched on service

We were paged at 11.43am on Monday (3 July) to reports of two persons trapped on Sully Island.

The alarm was raised by colleagues at National Coastwatch Institution. Penarth RNLI's D class lifeboat launched and quickly got to the island and brought the two people to safety on the mainland to be met by HM Coastguard Officers from Penarth.

Jason Dunlop, Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: 'This was a relatively quick call for us, at 1.5 hours, but as always we remain grateful to our employers who enable us to leave work to attend a call-out, even on a Monday morning.'

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For further information contact Andy Berry, lifeboat press officer for Penarth on 07951051128 or Chris Cousens RNLI Press Officer Wales and West on 07748 265 496 or chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk

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