Penarth lifeboat crew in busy weekend
2:17pm Wednesday 16th April 2014 in News
PENARTH lifeboat crew recently had a busy weekend of call-outs to a person in the water and then to a broken down fishing boat.
On Saturday night, April 12, Penarth RNLI were called out a person in the water in Cardiff Bay.
After conducting a thorough search of the bay the lifeboat returned back to station at 1am.
No casualties were found and the call-out was considered to be a false alarm with good intent.
The volunteer RNLI crew were also assisted by Penarth Coastguard during the call-out.
On Sunday, April 13, Penarth's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat was launched to search for a fishing vessel with a failed engine that was drifting near Newport. The vessel was located, taken under tow and recovered to a mooring in the Usk River. All casualties were reported safe and well..
The volunteer crew have captured both rescues on camera and links to the footage can be found here:
Fishing boat rescue: http://www.rnlivideolibrary.org.uk/getvideo.aspx?vid=UTouSulE
Search for person in the water: http://www.rnlivideolibrary.org.uk/getvideo.aspx?vid=6Akpv7PQ