Two more people were collected by lifeboat from Sully Island yesterday and brought ashore to waiting HM Coastguard officers at Swanbridge.
The two unidentified people – of unspecified ages and genders – had been marooned on the island by the rising tide. It is RNLI policy not to divulge details of people who are rescued.
The constant Sully Island rescues and the regular call-outs to broken-down motor-vessels have again raised the issue of whether there is scope in Penarth for a commercial “AA-style” breakdown, sea-taxi and salvage towing service the area – such as is common the the USA. Such a service – it’s said – would allow the lifeboat crews to focus on emergencies where life is genuinely in danger .