Lifeboats called to Sully Island

Sunday, 28 May 2017

By GEM Community Correspondent
in Emergency Services

ON Sunday evening, May 28, Penarth Lifeboat Station reported that two boats had been launched following reports of two people in the water at Sully Island.

Two rescue helicopters and Penarth Coastguard Rescue Team also attended the incident.

A spokesman for the lifeboat station said: “Both people made it to shore. One required a land ambulance. Please check tide times in advance, but if you do get stuck on Sully Island please call 999 rather than attempting to swim.”

The speed of the incoming tide at Sully Island can take people by surprise.

In 2014, a traffic light warning system was introduced on the mainland, adjacent to the car park at the Captain’s Wife to warn people of times when it is dangerous to cross.

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