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Barry Dock Lifeboat Attend Inflatable Incident At Whitmore Bay


The Barry Dock Lifeboat Crew were requested to attend an incident at Whitmore Bay yesterday involving four people and an inflatable craft.

Milford Haven Coastguard requested that the Barry Dock RNLI crew respond to an incident occurring at Whitmore Bay, where two people were in need of rescue having got out of their depth in the water on an inflatable craft after being blown out to sea. Additionally, two others, who had attempted to assist the individuals on the craft, were also in need of assistance after swimming out too far.

The volunteer crew were able to take all four back to shore where they left them in the capable hands of the local Coastguard crew.

In a post on social media, Barry Docks RNLI said of the incident:

"Inflatable toys should never be used on the water. They are extremely dangerous. If you see anyone in difficulty please phone 999 and ask for the coastguard."


Residents of the Vale who follow Barry Docks RNLI on Facebook commented on the post regarding the incident with one saying "4 lives saved. Amazing job by all involved" while another added, "Well done to the crew, thank you for all you do."

You can follow Barry Docks RNLI on Facebook, here.

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