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

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RNLI Shout 19.35

September 6th, 2016

Launched to reports of 2 surfers swept around the point at Rest Bay in large surf conditions. Both our Atlantic 85 and D Class responded with the Atlantic 85 arriving on scene first. Upon arrival

RNLI Shout 17.46

August 30th, 2016

Our volunteers launched our Atlantic 85 on service this evening to assist a vessel with engine difficulties between Newton and Ogmore. The vessel was taken under tow and taken into Porthcawl marina. The D Class

RNLI Shout 17.44

August 29th, 2016

Our volunteers launched our D Class on service to a report of 2 persons cut off by the tide at Temple Bay, Southerndown. Once on scene the crew found that there was 2 people cut

RNLI Shout 21.05

August 28th, 2016

Both lifeboats were tasked to assist Llantwit Major Coastguard with the medical evacuation of a female with a leg injury at Monknash. The D Class extracted the casualty, friend and paramedic from the beach. The


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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

“An Evening with Nessa” from BBC’s Gavin and Stacey

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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