Regular Tuesday night training was interrupted by two shouts in quick succession tonight.
Penarth inshore D class lifeboat was launched pre-emptively this evening to sully island where five people were in immediate danger of being cut off by the tide. The five made it back to shore against the incoming tide. All were reported to be safe and well.
As the D class lifeboat was about to return a jet ski with three people on board broke down very near to the causeway and the jet ski was towed back to the safety of Cardiff Bay where it was met by Penarth Coastguard Rescue Team.
The volunteers then returned to commence regular checks and maintenance activities on both lifeboats.
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.