Penarth RNLI rescue trapped beachgoer

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth's smaller D class lifeboat was launched shortly after 6.40pm 26 June 2018.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth RNLI crew members returning from shout 260618
Tasked by Milford Haven Coastguards, we were asked to assist a male who had become cut off by the high tide near Lavernock Point. He was quickly located by the crew, assessed as uninjured, and transferred by lifeboat to a safe location..

He was met by members of Penarth Coastguard Rescue Team.

For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth lifeboat station, 07951 051128

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