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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 19.01 📟

February 13th, 2017

Our volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard who had received a call from a concerned fisherman regarding a flashing light close to the breakwater. Our Atlantic 85 was launched on service and conducted a thorough

RNLI Shout 11.52 📟

February 7th, 2017

Our Atlantic 85 was launched on service to conduct a search for a missing person between Nash Point and Rhoose. Following a thorough search of the area along with Coastguard teams with nothing found, we

RNLI Shout 12.13 📟

January 22nd, 2017

Both our Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were launched at the request of UK Coastguard to assist 2 persons and a dog reported to be cut off by the tide to the west of

RNLI Shout 18.06 📟

January 21st, 2017

D Class launched on service at the request of UK Coastguard to standby due to concerns for a despondent person. We were stood down after 15 minutes when the person was taken into the care


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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

Volunteer at Porthcawl RNLI

January 20th, 2017

Interested in volunteering at Porthcawl RNLI? We need volunteers to join our lifeboat crew, shore crew, shop and visits team. Volunteering

Thrown Horse Rider Rescued

January 15th, 2017

Porthcawl RNLI volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard at 12:49 Sunday 15th January following reports that a female horse rider

Two Rescued from Rocks at Sker Point

December 30th, 2016

Porthcawl RNLI volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard at 17:38 Friday 30th December following reports of a small boat with



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Latest Events

Open Day – Rescue Display 2017

February 2nd, 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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