Penarth RNLI rescue couple cut off by tide
The volunteer lifeboat crew at Penarth RNLI station was paged shortly after 6.45pm, Saturday 28 April 2018.
In excellent visibility and with calm seas the volunteer crew quickly located the couple.
They were located on the stretch of shore between the lifeboat station and Lavernock Point. The couple were from Cardiff, and were surprised how quickly the tide had come in, making their return along the shore impossible.
Both adults, and their dog Muzzy, were fine, and following a quick safety check and fitting of life jackets they were returned to Penarth lifeboat station to be met by crew members and HM Coastguard officers from Penarth.
For more information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07951051128
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