Penarth lifeboat rescues 2 from Sully Island

Lifeboats News Release

Two people were rescued by RNLI lifeboat on Tuesday 28th August 2018.

HM Coastguard Penarth

At the request of Milford Haven Coastguards we launched shortly after 6:10pm to reports of two people having been cut off by the incoming tide at Sully Island. Penarth's smaller D class lifeboat, with 3 volunteer crew members quickly located the couple, who were safe and well. After fitting lifejackets the 2 were brought back to the mainland to be met by colleagues from Penarth Coastguard Rescue team where they were given suitable safety advice.

The D class lifeboat returned to station, and volunteer crew members prepared for regular Tuesday evening training. For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth lifeboat station, 07951 051128

RNLI/Andy Berry

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