False alarm at Sully Island for Penarth RNLI crews

Lifeboats News Release

It was a busy early evening for Penarth's volunteer lifeboat crews.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth crews cool down after hot weather shout

Penarth's RNLI D Class lifeboat launched at 5:55pm following concerns that a person might be stranded on Sully Island. This turned out to be a false alarm with good intent, one male camping on the Island overnight. If you plan to stay overnight please let Milford Haven Coastguard know. A quick call for us, but so hot for crew members in their dry suits - a quick cool off after the shout was the order of the day.

With our colleagues from Penarth Coastguard Rescue Team.

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 orchris_cousens@rnli.org.uk

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth RNLI Boat being prepared for service

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