Penarth’s D Class lifeboat – the busiest in Britain – brings casualties shore at Swanbridge to be received by Penarth Coastguard officers. (Photo Penarth Coastguard)

Both Penarth lifeboats were launched this afternoon to pick up people who were attempting the dangerous crossing of the flooding causeway connecting Sully Island to the mainland on the rising tide.

Penarth Coastguard officers – who were also involved in the operation -reported that members of the public turned back the people attempting to make the crossing.

Penarths’ D Class lifebot heading back to the station’s slipway after this afternoon’s call out

Penarth’s shallow-draught D class lifeboat ferried all the marooned people safety ashore at Swanbridge

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  1. Frank Evans says:

    My guess is sully island as it was sunny and a Sunday and the tide was particularly low today at 11 am which means they got cut off at 3pm 😄

    • Peter Church says:

      You forgot in your guess that they might be particularly selfish, inconsiderate and stupid people who don’t realise the concept of tides.

  2. Robert says:

    Again? British summer time has begun. Free ferry service. It’s getting to be a joke. Check out the tide times.

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