Penarth and Barry Dock lifeboats in search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Shortly after 4.20pm on 9 July 2018 both lifeboats launched to assist coastguards and police searching for a possible missing person.

RNLI/Andy Berry

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Shortly after 4.20pm this afternoon both of Penarth's lifeboats, crewed by volunteers, launched to assist coastguards and police searching for a possible missing person. Together with the NPAS police helicopter and Barry Dock lifeboat a shore and sea search was carried out.

The missing person was located safe and well near the pier and we were stood down.

For further information please contact

Andy Berry, LPO Penarth RNLI 07951051128

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth D class 090717

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarths crews post-shout, cooling off

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