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

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Porthcawl RNLI wish to thank Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim for the generous donation from the 2015 ‘Swim’ which has sponsored this website and webcam

Philip Missen MBE | Lifeboat Operations Manager

Latest Shouts

RNLI Shout 12.12

October 15th, 2016

Our D Class was launched on service following a call to Milford Haven Coastguard by Porthcawl Coastwatch of 2 kite surfers in difficulty off Trecco Bay. One kite surfer self rescued and made it ashore

RNLI Shout 14.36

October 12th, 2016

Paged following a report to Milford Haven Coastguard from Porthcawl Coastwatch of a kite surfer in difficulty at Sandy Bay. The kite surfer managed to self rescue and our crew arrived to find he had

RNLI Shout 11.45

October 6th, 2016

Our Atlantic 85 was launched on service to a kite surfer in difficulty off Rest Bay. He had snapped a line and was attempting to swim back to shore. He was recovered onto the lifeboat

RNLI Shout 11.50

October 2nd, 2016

Our D Class was launched on service to 2 persons on stand up paddleboards off Porthcawl seafront. They had misjudged the strength of the tide and were unable to get back to Coney Beach unassisted.


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All the Latest News

Two People Cut Off by Incoming Tide

August 18th, 2016

Porthcawl’s RNLI lifeboat crews were paged at 18:24 on Thursday evening by Milford Haven Coastguard following reports of two people cut

Porthcawl RNLI launch in gale force winds to people in the water at Llantwit Major

August 3rd, 2016

Porthcawl and Barry Dock RNLI lifeboats launched into gale force winds and high waves after reports of people in the water

Three Rescued in Two Separate Incidents

August 1st, 2016

Sunday 31 July proved to be a busy afternoon for Porthcawl’s RNLI lifeboat crews who managed to safely rescue three people



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Latest Events

Nessa & Friends Push the Boat Out for Porthcawl RNLI

November 18th, 2016

Porthcawl RNLI Carol Service

December 14th, 2016

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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