Two people rescued by Penarth RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

At the request of UK Coastguards the inshore lifeboat was launched soon after 6pm on 24 January 2020 to assist two people cut off by the tide.

Coastguards at Milford Haven had received a '999' call from two people who were cut off, together with their dog, by the rising tide in the St Marys Well Bay area. The D class inshore lifeboat was able to quickly locate the casualties who were thankfully safe and well. The volunteer crew returned the casualties to the car park at Lavernock where they were met by HM Coastguards and the Police.

The lifeboat returned to station at 7pm, and was washed, refuelled and was back on service soon after.

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