Barry Dock RNLI involved in multi-agency search

Lifeboats News Release

Both Barry Dock lifeboats launched to search for a missing person on Wednesday last.

RNLI/Jon Atkins

Both Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat crews were paged at 2.15am on 3 June.

The all-weather and inshore lifeboats were requested to launch by HM Coastguard in Milford Haven to reports of a missing person.


The volunteer crews on both lifeboats carried out a search of the shoreline between Aberthaw power station and Nash point.


The Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 and teams from Barry and Llantwit Major were all involved in the search.


The person was found safe and well and inland and both lifeboats returned back to Barry Harbour at about 5.30am.


Both boats were cleaned and prepared ready for the next call before the crew went home for a well earned sleep.

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RNLI/Jon Atkins

RNLI/Andy Gavan

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