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Another call to Sully Island for Barry Dock RNLI

 

Volunteer crew at Barry Dock RNLI were called to Sully Island yesterday, after reports that two people had been cut off by the tide.

The Barry Dock RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch at 5pm onn Monday 20th July, after Milford Haven coastguard had received reports of 2 people cut off by the tide on Sully Island.

Despite signage and campaigns by the Coastguard and RNLI, members of the public are regularly being cut off by the tide at Sully Island, with Cardiff South and Penarth MP Stephen Doughty blasting individuals who are getting stranded on Island as "totally irresponsible" in a tweet back in March.

On Monday, the volunteer crew launched the D class lifeboat to locate the people on the island, two people were located and taken safely to shore.

In a statement, Barry Dock RNLI crew said "Please don't attempt to return across the causeway if the tide is coming close to flooding the causeway. People have been swept away in the past."

Residents are advised to check local tide times, before visiting coastal resorts and if they do get into difficulty, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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