‘PYJAMA-CLAD FEMALE’ ON PENARTH ROAD BRIDGE SPARKS EMERGENCY SEARCH

Penarth's D Class lifeboat Connie Dains had a crew of four aboard as it headed to the River Ely this morning

Penarth’s D Class lifeboat Connie Dains had a crew of four aboard as it headed to the River Ely this morning

A full scale search operation was carried out on the River Ely this morning  for a  woman wearing only pyjamas who had been spotted by a passing motorist at 05:00 this morning near Penarth Road Bridge.

The eyewitness said the woman had apparently clambered over the bridge’s safety barrier.  Subsequently there was no one to be seen on the bank – leading to fears that the woman  might have fallen – or jumped – into the River Ely.

Two teams from South Wales Fire and Rescue, an NHS Ambulance and Penarth Coastguard were on the scene

Two teams from South Wales Fire and Rescue, an NHS Ambulance and Penarth Coastguard set up an search base at the Cardiff Bay Yacht Club across the river from Penarth Marina

Emergency vehicles from South Wales Police, the NHS Ambulance Service, and Penarth Coastguard had converged on Cardiff Bay Yacht Club to commence a search along the river banks.

Despite the recent heavy rain the rate of flow on the river is relatively low and conditions were calm . South Wales Fire and Rescue deployed their portable rescue vessel.

Penarth Lifeboat carried out a search of  the river banks and the shores of the barrage but nothing was sighted. The search was stood down at 09:00.

 

 

 

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One Response to ‘PYJAMA-CLAD FEMALE’ ON PENARTH ROAD BRIDGE SPARKS EMERGENCY SEARCH

  1. Hamish Munnypenny says:

    It seems to me that our brave lifeboatmen have had a particularly busy spell these last weeks.
    They are a great credit to us around these coasts and waterways.

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