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Penarth RNLI mid-week shout at Sully Island

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer crew members from Penarth RNLI lifeboat station were paged today (Wednesday 14 July) just after 3.15pm to reports of people cut off by the tide at Sully Island.

The station's D-class lifeboat, with three crew members on board, was tasked and the two males were located and taken back to the mainland where they were met by HM Coastguards and given safety advice. 

Jason Dunlop, Penarth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: 'We would urge everyone to take care around our coasts in this unseasonably warm weather, especially as there are some high tides affecting our area  in the next week.'

Notes to editors:

Penarth RNLI are currently running a fundraising appeal for a replacement D-class inshore lifeboat. If you would like to donate to our appeal please see www.penarthlifeboatappeal.org

For further 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 chris_cousens@rnli.org.uk

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