Penarth RNLI volunteers race to stricken yacht
The alarm was raised shortly after 2pm on Friday 17 January.
The sailor on board the yacht was fit and well but needed some assistance to get his vessel safely back to shore. The lifeboat escorted the yacht into calmer waters and then into the safety of Barry Dock, where they were met by both Barry and Penarth Coastguard rescue teams.
The lifeboat returned to the station shortly after 5pm to be washed, refuelled and made ready for service.
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.