Ski boat with six people onboard rescued by Penarth lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Easter Saturday was no rest day for the volunteers at Penarth lifeboat station.

RNLI/Andy Berry

ski boat rescue Penarth Lifeboat 20 April
Penarth lifeboat crew launched shortly after 6pm on 20 April at the request of the Coastguard to assist a broken down ski boat to the east of Cardiff.

The six people on board, which included two children, were all safe and well and a tow into the safety of Cardiff Bay was quickly established. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat returned to station and crews returned to friends and family at around 8:30pm.


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For further information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07951 051128 or Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 07771 941390.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Atlantic Recovery 200419 Penarth

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