Penarth RNLI crews in major Cardiff Bay search

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth lifeboat crews took part this evening (Monday 13 November 2017) in a coordinated search that covered the lower reaches of the River Taff and a large proportion of Cardiff Bay.

The picture shows the search pattern carried out by the D class lifeboat


The picture shows the search pattern carried out by the D class lifeboat

Penarth’s D class lifeboat was tasked to assist in a multiagency search within Cardiff Bay. The search was for a man who had reportedly entered the water near channel view leisure centre on the River Taff.

The RNLI lifeboat crew worked with two South Wales fire and rescue service boats, police and land based coastguard teams from Penarth and Barry.

In addition, air support for the search was provided by coastguard rescue helicopter 187 from St Athan. Following an extensive search the lifeboat was stood down at approximately 8.30pm with nothing being found.

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For further information, please contact Penarth Lifeboat Press Officer Andy Berry on 07951 051128.

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