TWO people have been rescued by the RNLI Penarth lifeboat volunteer crew after they had been cut off on the coast by the high tide.

The smaller D-class lifeboat was launched at 7.35pm, on Thursday, June 4, to find the people who were approximately ¼ mile from the Penarth lifeboat station.

They were brought back to safety.


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RNLI Penarth lifeboat spokesman, Andy Berry said: “Both were safe and well and none the worse for their experience.

“At all times our crew observed our covid precautions to protect both the casualties and crew members.

“The D-class lifeboat was returned to station at approximately 8.30pm, where as a precaution full deep cleaning and decontamination of lifeboat and crew clothing was carried out.”

He added: “Please remember that the Bristol Channel does have a very large tidal range and at the moment we have spring tides, peaking on Saturday.

“The high tides can catch out the unwary.”