Penarth RNLI crews in multi agency rescue

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers from Penarth's RNLI station were called to assist with a police incident shortly after 2:30pm, 29th September 2018.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth's D class lifeboat returning to station

At the request of Milford Haven Coastguard we were requested to launch to assist with an ongoing police incident at Penarth Pier.

Colleagues from HM Penarth coastguard were based on the pier and also on the beach, with an extensive police presence and ambulance in attendance.

Fortunately the incident was brought to a swift conclusion, with the casualty being taken to safety.

Jason Dunlop, lifeboat operations manager for Penarth said,
'This was yet another example of the RNLI working in close partnership with other emergency services, and all the crew are pleased that the incident was resolved quickly and safely'.

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

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.