Penarth RNLI crews called to Sully Island.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer`crew members of Penarth's RNLI station were alerted shortly after 2.30pm this afternoon, Sunday 19th August 2018.

RNLI/Andy Berry

The Initial report from Milford Haven Coastguard was that a fifteen year old girl had been cut off from the mainland, with concerns for her welfare.

The smaller D class lifeboat was launched, with 3 crew, who arrived quickly at the Island and commenced a search. A number of fisherman were on the island, all apparently safe and well, with no sign of the teenager. Meanwhile South Wales Police carried out their own investigation and it was confirmed that the young lady was safe on shore.

A quick call out for us with the D class lifeboat back on service by 3.45pm

for further information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07951 051128

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