Penarth RNLI rescue two people from Sully Island

Lifeboats News Release

Just after 7pm today, 24 May 2017 our D class lifeboat was launched.

D class bringing people back from Island to mainland

RNLI/Rod Hill

D class bringing people back to mainland
Two people had been cut off on Sully Island. They were quickly located by the volunteer crew members and brought back to the main land where they were given safety advice. At the time of the shout the volunteers were hosting a visit from Penarth air cadets, who were able to witness the launch process from the station and esplanade.

Penarth RNLI would always ask members of the public to observe the safety warnings if contemplating a trip over to Sully Island, the causeway floods within 20 minutes or so.

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 /

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