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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 20.36 📟

March 20th, 2017

Our volunteers launched both lifeboats on service following reports that 3 people were in the water at Ogmore By Sea. Police had received a call from a person at Ogmore By Sea car park reporting

RNLI Shout 03.02 📟

March 20th, 2017

Both lifeboats launched on service to conduct a shoreline search of the coastline between Hutchwns Point and Ogmore River for a missing 14 year old. The lifeboats conducted a thorough search of the area. Other

RNLI Shout 11.30 📟

March 18th, 2017

Atlantic 85 launched on service in order to standby due to concerns for a despondent person. The person was safely taken into the care of South Wales Police officers shortly after launching and we were

RNLI Shout 15.59 📟

March 15th, 2017

Both lifeboats were launched on service at the request of UK Coastguard to extract a casualty from Kenfig Sands (Sker Beach) who had fallen from a horse. Heavy fog and the casualty's remote location meant


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All the Latest News

Porthcawl RNLI Rescue Injured Horse Rider

March 16th, 2017

Porthcawl RNLI volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard at 16:05 Wednesday 15th March following reports that a female horse rider

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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



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Latest Events

Open Day – Rescue Display 2017

February 2nd, 2017

Samtampa and Mumbles Lifeboat Memorial Service

April 22nd, 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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