Penarth and Portishead RNLI lifeboats in multi-agency sea search

Lifeboats News Release

Shortly after 7.25pm on 1st June 2019 a number of lifeboats and rescue services were alerted to an incident in the Bristol Channel.

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Penarth D class launch 01 June 2019

Both of Penarth's RNLI lifeboats, together with Portishead RNLI lifeboat were quickly on scene, the incident being co-ordinated by Milford Haven Coastguards.

Together with SARA lifeboats, coastguard rescue teams from Clevedon and Chepstow and coastguards rescue helicopter 187 from St Athan a thorough search was carried out in the area with nothing being found.

On completion of their search patterns lifeboats were stood down and returned to stations with the Penarth volunteer crews refuelled and ready for service on the stroke of midnight.

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For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth 07951 051128

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