Penarth RNLI rescue two people from Sully Island

Lifeboats News Release

Penarth RNLI volunteer crew members were paged today (7 August) shortly before 5pm.

RNLI/Jason Dunlop

Emergency calls were made by Nells Point NCI and our friends at the Seashore Grill.

Two people (one male, one female) were picked up by the station's smaller D class lifeboat.

Both were safe and well and were met on the mainland by coastguard officers from Penarth.

Penarth RNLI lifeboat returned to station and was back on service, washed, refuelled and restocked by 6pm.

Notes to editors:

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

RNLI/James King

Penarth crews returning from service call

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