No weekend lie-in for Penarth's RNLI volunteers.
Penarth's Atlantic lifeboat launched just after 9am this morning.
All three people on board the yacht, and their lovely dog, were safe and well.
The lifeboat returned to the station at 10:45am and, after fuelling, washing and replenishing equipment, the volunteer crew were able to start the weekend.
It was junior crew member, Max's, first shout at the station with his dad Nick. Welcome to the family Max, a little while before we've got wellies to match that outfit!
For further information, please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer, on 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.