Penarth RNLI rescue two people from Sully Island
Penarth RNLI's D-class lifeboat was launched this afternoon to rescue two people from Sully Island.
We would remind everyone contemplating a trip to the Island, or indeed a walk along the coast to ensure that they have checked the tide times carefully. The causeway at Sully Island floods 3.5 hours before high tide and the currents are treacherous.
The D class lifeboat returned to station, was cleaned and refuelled and made ready for our next service call, with many volunteers returning to their homes 2 hours after the initial call was received.
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The attached pictures show:
- D class lifeboat rescuing people from Sully Island.
For more information please contact Andy Berry, Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07951 051128 or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.