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 73/19 – 📟 7.32pm

August 14th, 2019

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was diverted from its training exercise following a report of a group of people attempting to cross the Ogmore River by a concerned resident of Ogmore By Sea. The crew searched

Launch 71+72/19 – 📟 2.49pm

August 6th, 2019

UK Coastguard requested the launch of both of Porthcawl's lifeboats to assist with a multi agency incident close inshore.

Launch 69+70/19 – 📟 7.30pm

August 3rd, 2019

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew to assist a group of 14 people cut off by the tide on the Porthcawl side of the Ogmore River. A concerned member of the public had contacted the

Launch 68/19 – 📟 3.33pm

August 1st, 2019

Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat was tasked by UK Coastguard to persons in the water near Witches Point. The lifeboat arrived on scene to find the casualties had been recovered by our RNLI lifeguard colleagues. The

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All the Latest News

Porthcawl RNLI volunteer offers assistance at Whaley Bridge

August 5th, 2019

Volunteers from the RNLI's Flood Rescue teams have been working as part of the multi-agency response to the ongoing situation at

Father and Son Lifeboat Crew Launch on Rescue Mission

May 29th, 2019

Porthcawl RNLI volunteers were paged at lunchtime on Sunday 26 May following the report of a yacht in difficulty approximately two

Beth Foot Forward Around Britain

April 28th, 2019

A special visitor arrived at Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat station on Sunday 28 April 2019. Beth Wickes, who is walking the GB

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MEET THE MONSTER

Get acquainted with our Talus Tractor with a full list of specifications

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Latest Events

Porthcawl RNLI 5th Annual Charity Walk

September 8th, 2019

Porthcawl Fashion & Food Festival 2019

September 2nd, 2019

Porthcawl Fashion & Food Festival Gala Dinner & Fashion Show

September 13th, 2019

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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