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

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Latest Shouts

Launch 4+5/19 – 📟 6.38pm

January 6th, 2019

Both Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct shoreline and parallel track searches as part of a multi agency incident.

Launch 3/19 – 📟 3.39pm

January 5th, 2019

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched on service following a report of a Stand Up Paddleboarder struggling in the rip current at the point in Rest Bay. Our colleagues at Porthcawl Coastguard were also tasked

Launch 2/19 – 📟 9.58am

January 5th, 2019

The D Class lifeboat was tasked by UK Coastguard to investigate an object in the water approximately half a mile south east of Porthcawl Point. The volunteer crew arrived on scene to find a log

Launch 1/19 – 📟 2.11pm

January 1st, 2019

The Atlantic 85 was launched on service, being tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct an expanding square search to the south of Porthcawl. The lifeboat conducted a thorough search of the area and found no

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All the Latest News

Green laser light causes distraction for Porthcawl RNLI crew

January 8th, 2019

Whilst returning from a multi-agency search on Sunday evening, volunteer crew from Porthcawl RNLI were repeatedly dazzled by a green laser

Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers Reflect on 2018

January 7th, 2019

Lifeboats stationed at Porthcawl were launched 108 times in response to incidents during the year. Casualties varied widely from surfers, windsurfers,

RNLI urge Christmas swimmers to stay safe before they dive in

December 20th, 2018

For thousands up and down the coast, a festive dip in the sea is part of a Christmas tradition. RNLI lifeboat

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Know the risks:

risk-shock

The temperature of our waters can steal the air from your lungs and leave you helpless in seconds.

risk-intowater

Around half the people who drown slip, trip or fall into the water. They don’t expect to get wet.

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Our waters are dangerously unpredictable with waves, tides and hidden currents that can catch you out.

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