The multi-agency team of Penarth Lifeboat and Penarth Coastguard were called out at around 15:30 this afternoon to rescue two people apparebtly trapped on Sully Island by the fast-flowing incoming tide
The reliable old D Class workhorse “Connie Daines” – allegedly Britain’s hardest-working lifeboat (and always the steed of choice for Sully assignments) – was launched whilst Penarth Coastguard made the familiar road trip to Swanbridge to receive the casualties.
The lifeboat landed the casualties at Swanbridge where they were taken into the care of Penarth Coastguard. The lifeboat then returned to check the coastline of Sully Island to make sure there was no one else left on the island – before returning to base.
Penarth RNLI says “With this good weather it’s wise to check causeway flooding times” – and yes the electronic traffic light system was working