Penarth RNLI lifeboat carries out major search
Penarth RNLI’s Atlantic class lifeboat launched today (Monday 15) at around 4.30pm.
At the request of the UK Coastguard the lifeboat, together with Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 were mobilised following the apparent activation of an emergency beacon in the Bristol Channel.
The lifeboats, crewed by volunteers, carried out an extensive sea search, assisted by the rescue helicopter. An extensive search pattern was carried out, with no sign of anything untoward being found. The lifeboat returned to station at 6.45pm and the boat was washed, refuelled and made ready for its next call.
For more information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer for Penarth RNLI, on 07951 051128, or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer Wales, on 07748 265496 / Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.