Multiple call outs for Penarth RNLI Volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew at Penarth RNLI were called to four incidents on Sunday (1 July).

RNLI/Andy Berry

After an ashes scattering ceremony on Sunday morning the volunteer crew at Penarth were paged to launch their lifeboat at 2:30pm to reports of a jet ski that had run aground on a sand bar to the west of the Monkstone lighthouse, and he and his two friends (on separate jet skis) were unable to refloat the machine. The D class lifeboat, with 4 crew onboard quickly located the vessel and after a couple of attempts the jet ski was back on the water.

The second call out was to two adults and a child who had been cut off by the tide at Sully Island, they were brought safely ashore. The lifeboat was then diverted, along with local Coastguard Teams to help an injured woman at who had fallen near the pier entrance - with a suspected back/leg injury. Together with Penarth Coastguard Rescue aid was provided whilst waiting for an emergency ambulance. Using their equipment to keep the young lady immobile and comfortable.

The lifeboat was then also mobilised to Lavernock point as a substantial rock fall had been seen, and a check of the area was made in case anyone had been injured.

The lifeboat returned to station at 9:30pm.

RNLI/Andy Berry

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