Penarth RNLI crews conduct searches for missing people

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth's volunteer lifeboat crews were kept busy again today, 31 August 2018 with two shouts in quick succession.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth crews conduct search
We were initially tasked by Milford Haven Coastguards shortly after 2pm to assist in the search for a missing person believed to be on the coast between Cardiff and Sully Island. Our Atlantic lifeboat carried out an extensive search, together with the national police air service helicopter and coastguard rescue officers from Penarth and Barry. We were stood down from that incident when the missing person was found safe and well ashore.

A second call was then received to a second missing person, a full search was conducted with nothing found and we were stood down by Milford Haven coastguards when the second person made contact via police.

Successful outcomes for both searches, our boat returned to station and ready for service by 4.25pm.

for further information please contact Andy Berry, lifeboat press officer Penarth, 07951 051128

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth lifeboat conducting search

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