Shortly after 4pm Sunday 15 July 2018 Penarth's D class lifeboat was launched.
An eagle eyed member of the public had noted a possible grounded vessel on the Cardiff spit, a sand bar which appears at low tides. As a precaution we attended, the occupants were safe and well, and they opted to remain on the spit until they could float their boat off the spit in the rising tide. It had been a busy day for the volunteers at Penarth, having a station open day and taking part in a search and rescue demonstration with coastguard rescue helicopter from St Athan. The lifeboat returned and was made ready for service. With the very low tide, cleaning the mud off was the least popular task on station today.
For further information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth lifeboat station, 07951 051128.
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, in a normal year, 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.