Barry Dock RNLI launch again during lockdown.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew launched for the sixth occasion since lockdown to Sully Island.

RNLI/Nigel Parry

Barry dock RNLI library photo

On Wednesday 27 May at around 8pm Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat had a request to launch to two people cut off by the tide on Sully Island.

The inshore lifeboat was launched and located them on the island before returning the pair safely to the shore in Sully.

During the lockdown, we ask people to adhere to the Welsh government guidelines to protect yourselves and the volunteer crews.

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