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Latest Shouts

Shout 14.27 📟 – Launch 68/17

September 4th, 2017

D Class lifeboat launched to rescue Susie the dog 🐶 who had got herself into a spot of bother and was stuck on the rocks at the entrance to Porthcawl Marina. She was cut off by the

Shout 17.03 📟 – Launch 67/17

August 27th, 2017

Atlantic 85 was launched to a report that 2 people were in difficulties at Ogmore By Sea. As the lifeboat was proceeding the duty RNLI lifeguards and Penybont SLSC lifeguards successfully carried out a rescue and got the casualties

Shout 11.59 📟 – Launch 66/17

August 27th, 2017

Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched following a report to UK Coastguard by Porthcawl National Coastwatch. They had concerns for a group of kayakers off Irongate Point as one was capsized and unable to reboard his kayak. Once on

Shout 18.25 📟 – Launch 64+65/17

August 24th, 2017

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl lifeboat by making an 'immediate' call via VHF to proceed to Dunraven Bay. The lifeboat was still on scene at an earlier incident at Ogmore Deeps. Information from the first informant


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Three calls in one evening for Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat volunteers

August 26th, 2017

Wednesday teatime started with a kite surfer in difficulty for Porthcawl RNLI. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat launched, and located the casualty

Girls saved from sea by Porthcawl RNLI volunteers in total darkness

August 24th, 2017

At 10:33pm on Wednesday 23 August, both Porthcawl RNLI lifeboats Rose of the Shires and Jean Ryall were launched to reports

Yacht and crew rescued by Porthcawl and Mumbles RNLI Lifeboats

August 18th, 2017

At 2.15pm on Thursday 17 August, Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat Rose of the Shires launched to the rescue of a 30 foot



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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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