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 20+21/20 – 📟 10.34pm

June 26th, 2020

Both lifeboats launched on service to assist Police and Porthcawl Coastguard for a search for a missing person in the Newton beach area. Casualty located on the beach and confirmed by a crew member who

Launch 19/20 – 📟 8.25pm

June 25th, 2020

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl's D Class lifeboat whilst enroute to Ogmore River for a preventative safety action to a report of a dinghy drifting out to sea at Sandy Bay. The D Class returned to

Launch 18/20 – 📟 8.05pm

June 25th, 2020

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew in response to concerns a number of people were attempting to cross at the river mouth of the Ogmore River. Porthcawl's D Class lifeboat was launched as a preventative

Launch 17/20 – 📟 4.44pm

June 25th, 2020

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew following concerns for a swimmer near Rhych Point. The swimmer was taken onboard the D Class lifeboat and returned to the beach at Sandy Bay.

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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.

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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