Penarth RNLI teams race to 'persons in water'

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth's Atlantic class lifeboat tasked to rescue 'persons in the water', potentially one of the most serious calls we respond to.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth lifeboat recovery

Penarth RNLI volunteers were launched this afternoon, shortly after 4pm, to reports of two people in the water at ball rock. Volunteer lifeboat crew members made their way on the larger Atlantic Class lifeboat to the area and commenced a search.

Together with Barry Dock lifeboat Penarth RNLI crew quickly confirmed that this was a false alarm with good intent, and the Atlantic class lifeboat was able to return to station within the hour.

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 /

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth crew after shout

RNLI/Andy Berry

Recovery of Penarth's Atlantic Lifeboat

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