Penarth RNLI volunteers in Sully Island Rescue

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth's volunteer lifeboat crews launched their D class lifeboat shortly after 12.45pm this afternoon, Saturday 9th June 2018.


Following a launch request from Milford Haven Coastguards, the lifeboat made its way to Sully Island, where crews quickly located 4 people and 1 dog who had been cut off by the fast rising tide. The people (plus dog!) were safely returned to the station to be met by Penarth coastguard rescue officers.

The D class lifeboat returned to station, to be refueled and made ready for its next service call.

As this spate of good weather continues we would remind everyone to take care around the water and ensure they know the tide times in the area, as the bristol channel has the second highest tidal range in the world.

for further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth RNLI. 07951051128

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