Sunday night call for Penarth RNLI volunteers.
Any dreams of an early night for Penarth's volunteer lifeboat crews were loudly shattered when pagers were activated at approximately 9.15pm
Jason Dunlop, Lifeboat Operations Manager for Penarth said: 'We were happy to assist the lone sailor who had problems with his yacht. In darkness and with shallow water entering an unfamiliar dock would have been tricky, and we were glad to be able to ensure his safety.'
RNLI media contact
For further information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth 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.