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RNLI Penarth rescue four from Sully Island

Lifeboats News Release

We were called just after 8:15pm this evening, Sunday 27th August 2017.

RNLI/Andy Berry

Penarth crew member James King returning with survivors life jackets and survival bags.
Our D class lifeboat was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguards to attend reports of people in the water off Sully Island. When we arrived on scene the people who had been in the water had made it ashore but a further 4 people (3 adults, one child) required lifeboat assistance to return to the mainland. Our flank station, Barry Dock lifeboat was also tasked to attend the incident.

We would urge anyone finding themselves cut off on the Island not to enter the water which is very dangerous, but to dial 999 and ask for teh coastguard.

The people were returned to shore where they were met by colleagues from Penarth Coastguard Rescue team and given safety advice.

For more information please contact Andy Berry, Lifeboat Press Officer for Penarth RNLI, on 07951 051128, or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer Wales, on 07748 265496 / Chris_Cousens@rnli.org.uk.

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