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Latest Shouts

Shout 20.18 📟 – Launch 71/17

October 14th, 2017

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 lifeboat to search for a missing person. After around 20 minutes of searching the person was found safe and well ashore. The Atlantic 85 returned to

Shout 16.29 📟 – Launch 70/17

October 13th, 2017

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 lifeboat this afternoon following reports of a kite surfer in difficulty off the end of Porthcawl pier. The kitesurfer was being monitored by National Coastwatch Institution

Shout 19.00 📟 – Launch 69/17

October 8th, 2017

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched following reports of kayakers in difficulty between Ogmore Deeps and Southerndown. In failing light the crew located one kayaker below the cliffs near Southerndown. He told the crew that

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


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All the Latest News

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

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



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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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