TWO BOYS ADRIFT ON FLOATING AIRBAGS ARE SNATCHED FROM THE SEA

The three-strong crew of Penarth lifeboat walked back up the beach as the lifeboat – with the boys and their makeshift construction-bag raft aboard – were brought ashore bythe D Class lifeboat

Two 12 year old boys adrift in the Bristol channel off Penarth on an inflatable constructor’s airbag were brought to safety in a dramatic lifeboat rescue at  low tide this afternoon.

The two boys had been unable to propel the airbag back to the shore and one of them had jumped into the water and was attempting to swim and physically push the airbag to safety.

Scores of visitors on the sea front and on Penarth Pier looked on as the D Class lifeboat was launched – having to be taken down to the low water mark  to get afloat.

Penarth Coastguard officers were also called to the scene.

The lifeboat quickly rescued  the two boys – and retrieved their airbag brought them back to the Penarth Lifeboat slipway for hot drinks and chocolate. They appeared to be none the worse for their experience.

Their makeshift raft had been spotted off the yellow-and-black coloured Outer Wrach cardinal buoy – north of Penarth Pier and it’s understood alert Vale of Glamorgan Council staff on Penarth Pier had raised the alarm .

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5 Responses to TWO BOYS ADRIFT ON FLOATING AIRBAGS ARE SNATCHED FROM THE SEA

  1. CoexistinPenarth says:

    The lifeboat guys were called out twice today then! They went out again at about 6pm, in the vague direction of Sully……

  2. Sadie says:

    The RNLI Penarth do an amazing job. Thank you so much for the work you do for the local community. To give up your time and family time is something that isn’t recognised enough. Thank you again.

  3. Lucie says:

    They are two very lucky boys!Thank God for our RNIL who work very hard.

  4. Ted says:

    Interestingly the bags in question were left by the blue container on the seafront unsecured by the contractors working on the Pier decking !!!!

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