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Around 190 people die each year at the UK and Irish Coasts.

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Latest Shouts

Shout 13.35 📟 – Launch 77+78/17

November 5th, 2017

Both our D Class and Atlantic 85 lifeboat were launched on service to assist Coastguard and Police with an incident in the Southerndown area.

Shout 13.59 📟 – Launch 76/17

November 4th, 2017

D Class lifeboat was launched to a windsurfer who got into difficulty and was swept across Newton Point. The windsurfer managed to make it out onto the rocks. Whilst on scene a second wind surfer

Shout 13.11 📟 – Launch 75/17

November 2nd, 2017

The D Class lifeboat 'Jean Ryall' was launched on service at the request of UK Coastguard following a report of a person and a dog cut off by the tide at Rest Bay. The crew

Shout 14.45 📟 – Launch 73+74/17

November 1st, 2017

Both inshore lifeboats launched at the request of UK Coastguard to 2 people cut off by the tide near Nash Point. The Atlantic 85 was first on scene and established that due to the location


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We Need Your Support: We are independent of the Coastguard and separate from government. 92% of our total income comes from donations like yours.

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All the Latest News

#FestiveBoats 2017 Supporting Porthcawl RNLI

December 5th, 2017

Look out for the #FestiveBoats in Porthcawl marina this December which are lighting up in support of Porthcawl RNLI. Share your pics

RNLI Fundraiser Marj Braves the Elements Again

November 9th, 2017

Marj Abraham is a stalwart when it comes to raising money for the RNLI. This year she has raised over £2,000

Porthcawl RNLI live streaming is a huge hit during Storm Ophelia

October 17th, 2017

Live streaming of waves crashing over Porthcawl breakwater was viewed nearly 9,000 times yesterday (16 October). RNLI volunteers are confident giving



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Porthcawl RNLI Carol Service

December 13th, 2017

Know the risks:


The temperature of our waters can steal the air from your lungs and leave you helpless in seconds.


Around half the people who drown slip, trip or fall into the water. They don’t expect to get wet.


Our waters are dangerously unpredictable with waves, tides and hidden currents that can catch you out.

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