CLIFF-PLUNGE SURVIVOR IS RESCUED BY PENARTH LIFEBOAT AND COASTGUARDS

Penarth's D Class Lifeboat Connie Dains running ar full speed towards Penarth Head this morning

Penarth’s D Class Lifeboat Connie Dains running at full speed towards Penarth Head this morning

A middle-aged man who’d been reported missing  has been rescued by Penarth Coastguard and Penarth Lifeboat crews today after being found at the bottom of Penarth Head Cliff this morning .

Police and coastguards had begun a search along the foreshore after the man had been reported missing by his mother who was worried that he had not returned from an early morning walk.

A Penarth lifeboat crew member leapt ashore at Penarth Head to inverstigate an object at the base of the cliff

A Penarth lifeboat crew member was landed on the shore at Penarth Head to investigate an object sighted at the base of the cliff

The initial search was hampered by poor light . Penarth’s D Class Lifeboat Connie Dains  was tasked to search the foreshore from the seaward side.When the lifeboat reached Penarth Head the crew spotted an object the base of the cliff near where a large tree had descended onto the beach.

The crew member locates the missing man - still alive - in shubbery at the base of the cliff

An RNLI crew member locates the missing man – still alive – in shrubbery at the base of the cliff

One of the lifeboat crew quickly disembarked and walked towards the location of the sighting and found the man almost at the base of the 200 foot high cliff. It’s not yet known how long he had been there.

A team of Penarth Coastguard volunteers heads along the shore bringing first aid equipment and blankets for the casualty

A team of Penarth Coastguard volunteers heads along the shore bringing first aid equipment and blankets for the casualty

Penarth Coastguard carrying first aid equipment walked from the southern slipway along the rocky shore to the base of the cliff and joined the lifeboat crew to work out how to evacuate the casualty  – who had no shoes on

"He's up there" : The lifeboat crew member meets up with the coastguard officers to discuss how best to evacuate the casualty

“He’s up there” : The lifeboat crew member meets up with the coastguard officers to discuss how best to evacuate the casualty

The casualty was found alive and conscious near the base of Penarth Head (Penarth Coastguard photo)

The casualty was found alive and conscious near the base of Penarth Head (Photo: Penarth Coastguard)

Police are briefed by Penarth Coastguard senior officer Greg McKinney

Police are briefed by Penarth Coastguard Deputy Station Officer Greg McKinney

The casualty had no shoes on when found and - wrapped in a blanket - was helped by Penarth Coastguard officers to walk to to waiting lifeboat

The casualty had no shoes on when found and – wrapped in a blanket – was helped by Penarth Coastguard officers to walk to the waiting lifeboat. He seemed relatively uninjured -despite his fall

Some temporary footwear was found forthe casualty and lifejackets were donned for the short trip back to the Lifeboat station

Some temporary footwear was found for the casualty and lifejackets were donned for the short trip back to the Lifeboat station

The casualty still swatched in a blanked and wearing a lifejacket was helped into the waiting lifeboat

The casualty still swathed in a blanket and wearing a lifejacket was helped into the waiting lifeboat

It was decided to  escort the man to the lifeboat  and bring him ashore at the Southern  (lifeboat) slipway on Penarth Esplanade. The casualty – wrapped in a blanket – remained on board the lifeboat as she was towed up the slipway

The casualty remained in the lifeboat with a goastguard officer as it was towed up the slipway whilst the three lifeboat crew walked back to the lifeboat station - job done - yet another rescue successfully completed

The casualty remained in the lifeboat with a coastguard officer as it was towed up the slipway whilst the three lifeboat crew walked back to the lifeboat station – job done – and yet another rescue successfully completed ….all before breakfast. It was the lifeboat’s 5th call-out in just 5 days

An NHS paramedic crew in an ambulance then carried out an examination of the rescued man and took him to hospital for checks .Further details are awaited

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6 Responses to CLIFF-PLUNGE SURVIVOR IS RESCUED BY PENARTH LIFEBOAT AND COASTGUARDS

  1. Penileaks says:

    Excellent coverage and photos of the incident, so well done PDN !

  2. Chris Shamb says:

    Wow, how do you survive that???

  3. Paula ward says:

    Wonderful news of a successful rescue to a very sad story thoughts are with everybody involved

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