Penarth RNLI volunteers in multi-agency search

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew members from Penarth's RNLI station were tasked Monday 10 September shortly after midday.

Penarth D class search 10th Sept

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth D class search 10th Sept
At the request of Milford Haven Coastguards Penarth RNLI D
class lifeboat was launched to assist in a multi-agency search for a missing elderly person from the Penarth area. Together with coastguard`rescue officers from Barry and Penarth, and supported by the national police helicopter based at St Athan a thorough search was conducted of the shore line, cliffs and pathways along the coast.

A spokesperson for Penarth RNLI said 'We were all much relieved to receive the news that the gentleman had returned to his home and was safe and well.

Our volunteers were able to return to station within the hour, wash and refuel the lifeboats and, for many, return to their 'day jobs'.

Searches of this kind are something we train for and undertake on a regular basis, and it is always such good news when people are found safe and well'.

For further information please contact Andy Berry, lifeboat press officer, Penarth RNLI 07951051128

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