Penarth lifeboats respond to submerged car

Lifeboats News Release

The alarm was raised shortly after 8am on Friday 6 March

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth lifeboats on the River Taff
At the request of Milford Haven Coastguards both Penarth RNLI lifeboats quickly made their way through the waters of the River Taff to get to the very centre of the city of Cardiff.

This followed reports of a submerged, upturned vehicle being spotted near Sofia Gardens. This was a multi-agency incident including Penarth Coastguard rescue team and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

The lifeboats searched the area and provided cover for those investigating the vehicle in the water. It was later established that the vehicle was unoccupied and the lifeboats were stood down. Penarth RNLI volunteer crew returned to the lifeboat station and the lifeboats were back on service after washing and refuelling the lifeboats.

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For further information please contact Andy Berry Penarth Lifeboat Press Officer on 07951 051128.


RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth Atlantic lifeboat and crew search the river Taff.

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