Penarth’s new D Class lifeboat “Spirit of Penarth II” has been in action today rescuing 4 people who had been trapped by the rising tide on Sully Island.
High tide this afternoon was just after 16:00 hours.
Despite the traffic light system installed by the RNLI, and despite the new patrols of the island by newly-appointed RNLI lifeguards it appears that people are still taken by surprise at the fact that the causeway leading to the island floods twice a day.
This was the second time that the new lifeboat – (officially launched last Saturday) has been called out on a rescue mission and her first actual rescue . All the people were brought ashore at Swanbridge – safe and well – and discharged into the care of Penarth Coastguard officers .