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Penarth RNLI rescue couple cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Penarth RNLI station was paged shortly after 6.45pm, Saturday 28 April 2018.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Casualties being brought back to shore
Following receipt of a '999' call, Milford Haven coastguards requested that we launch our smaller 'D' class lifeboat to assist a couple, and their dog, who had been cut off by the tide.

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

RNLI/Andy Berry

Muzzy the dog, happy to be on shore again!

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