Penarth RNLI crews rescue windsurfer
We launched our atlantic lifeboat shortly after 5:30pm this afternoon, 19 July 2018.
Thanks to having a VHF radio we were able to locate the windsurfer quickly, effect his rescue and return him to the mainland, where he was met by Penarth Coastguard officers.
Jason Dunlop, lifeboat operations manager said, "Having the right equipment was critical to this rescue, the windsurfer was difficult to spot in the swell, and him being able to use his radio ensured he could be found quickly"
for further information please contact Andy Berry LPO Penarth 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.