Penarth RNLI called to Sully Island

Lifeboats News Release

The alarm was raised shortly after 8pm, Saturday 5 May 2018

RNLI/Andy Berry

D class lifeboat ariving at Sully Island

Nells Point NCI called for assistance, having spotted two children believed to be in difficulty on Sully Island. Penarth RNLI D class lifeboat, crewed by volunteers was quickly launched. Following a thorough search of the island it was confirmed that there were two fisherman on the island, who were both well prepared for a night's fishing. No other people were found on the island.

Crews returned to station and the boat was made ready for its next service call.


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For more information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer for Penarth RNLI, on 07951 051128

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