Fire on Sully Island sparks safety alert for Penarth RNLI lifeboats
A second call for the volunteer crews of Penarth RNLI station on 4th May 2019.
Shortly after 3:47pm both of Penarth's lifeboats launched to assist emergency services dealing with a fire on Sully Island. Both lifeboats conducted searches of the seaward side of the island to ensure no one was trapped on the island.
RNLI volunteers also provided safety cover for the other emergency services attending the fire. Both lifeboats returned to station at about 5:00pm.
For further information please contact Andy Berry, LPO Penarth station 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 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.