Barry Dock inshore lifeboat tasked to people in difficulty in the water.

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI volunteer crew launched to reports of five people in difficulty in the Old Harbour in Barry.

On Saturday (24 of July) at 6:40pm the inshore lifeboat with three volunteer crew on board made best speed to the reported location of the casualties.

Once on scene communication was received from the Barry coastguard team that the casualties were ashore but medical assistance might be required. Medical assistance was given by the RNLI crew until the Welsh ambulance service arrived on scene.

Volunteer inshore lifeboat helm John McAllister said it was a great multi agency effort with a swift response from all involved.

Please be aware of local tidal conditions and dangers before entering the water.
If you do see anyone in difficulty please phone 999 and ask for the coastguard.

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