RESPECT THE WATER

IF YOU FALL INTO WATER UNEXPECTEDLY FIGHT YOUR INSTINCT. RELAX AND FLOAT ON YOUR BACK. FLOAT TO LIVE.

IF YOU SEE SOMEONE IN TROUBLE AT THE COAST, CALL 999 OR 112 AND ASK FOR THE COASTGUARD.

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

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Latest Shouts

Launch 31/20 – 📟 3.20pm

July 30th, 2020

Tasked by UK Coastguard immediately following previous incident to investigate a group of people cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown. With tide nearing high water and no immediate danger to the group

Launch 30/20 – 📟 2.41pm

July 30th, 2020

Tasked by UK Coastguard to assist a broken down power driven vessel at Sandy Bay. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched on service to the vessel which had suffered engine difficulties. The vessel was taken

Launch 29/20 – 📟 8.29pm

July 21st, 2020

D Class lifeboat launched to investigate a report of people half way up a cliff face between Ogmore and Southerndown. Upon arrival at scene the D Class crew were able to establish the group were

Launch 27+28/20 – 📟 9.00pm

July 20th, 2020

Both lifeboats launched on service to assist with a multi agency incident in the Porthcawl harbour area. All was resolved and the lifeboats were stood down at 11.30pm and returned to station to be made

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All the Latest News

Be ‘beach safe’ is the message as RNLI lifeguards return to 26 beaches in Wales

July 3rd, 2020

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and HM Coastguard are today (Friday 3 July) launching a new beach safety campaign in

Surviving the Storms: New book showcases incredible rescues by RNLI lifesavers

June 11th, 2020

A new book providing a collection of first-hand accounts of some of the most dramatic rescues carried out by RNLI lifesavers

A letter to the media from the RNLI’s Chairman – Re: The RNLI Lifeguard Service

June 6th, 2020

The RNLI Chairman, Stuart Popham, has written a letter to the national press in response to media coverage of the charity's

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Know the risks:

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

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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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