Double shouts for Penarth lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

It was a case of double trouble on Friday 10 July when both of Penarth's lifeboats were launched to separate incidents.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Just after 8.10pm the station launched the D class lifeboat to assist HM Coastguard officers who were treating a casualty at Penarth Head. The casualty was placed on a stretcher and carried along the shore to a waiting ambulance crew.

At approximately 8.25pm the larger lifeboat was launched to evacuate three people who had been cut off by the rising tide at Sully Island. The three were returned to the shore where they were met by waiting coastguards.

Both lifeboats were back at station by 9.25pm, where well rehearsed processes of cleaning, refuelling and debriefing took place.

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

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