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9 01, 2020

Porthcawl Lifeboat rescues surfer swept around headland in the Vale of Glamorgan

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The volunteer RNLI crew from Porthcawl launched the charity's Atlantic 85 lifeboat on service for the first time this year on Wednesday afternoon to rescue a surfer who had been swept around a headland in a rip current. Porthcawl's RNLI's volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard at 3.12pm on Wednesday 9 January 2020 and

21 12, 2019

RNLI urge swimmers to stay safe this Christmas and New Year

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For thousands of people along the coast, a festive dip in the sea is a Christmas tradition. In Porthcawl the 55th Christmas Day Swim takes place at Sandy Bay (Coney Beach) with swimmers entering the water at 11.45am. Before you take the plunge, the RNLI is offering some tips to help you stay safe in the

18 12, 2019

Porthcawl and Port Talbot Lifeboats in night time search for fishing boat

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The volunteer RNLI crews from Porthcawl and Port Talbot launched the charity's lifeboats on service early on Wednesday morning to search for a fishing boat in the dark which had run into difficulty between Port Talbot and Ogmore By Sea. Porthcawl's RNLI's volunteer crew were paged at 5.01am and joined the crew from Port Talbot

31 10, 2019

Pencoed RAOB ‘The Buffs’ Donate £500 to Porthcawl RNLI

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Last Sunday we had a visit from Pencoed RAOB (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes) who are known as 'The Buffs.' It was a pleasure to host and show The Buffs around the station. They presented our volunteer crew and fundraisers with a kind donation of £500 which will help us continue #SavingLivesAtSea.

21 10, 2019

Family of Shady Reed Donate £2170 to Porthcawl RNLI

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We were delighted to have a visit from the family of Shady Reed on Sunday to present the money they had raised in memory of Shady by participating in our charity walk. 2019 marks 10 years since the tragedy off Porthcawl seafront. The family continue to be great supporters of Porthcawl RNLI in recognition of

19 09, 2019

Two rescues by Porthcawl RNLI to feature in BBC TV Documentary

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The volunteer lifeboat crew of Porthcawl RNLI will return to the small screen again next week as two rescues they carried out features in the next episode of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea. Now in its fourth season, the documentary series showcases the lifesaving work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

29 05, 2019

Father and Son Lifeboat Crew Launch on Rescue Mission

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Porthcawl RNLI volunteers were paged at lunchtime on Sunday 26 May following the report of a yacht in difficulty approximately two and half miles off Porthcawl. The twenty three feet sailing boat with three persons on board had suffered engine problems. With force six winds and up to two metre swells out in the Bristol

28 04, 2019

Beth Foot Forward Around Britain

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A special visitor arrived at Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat station on Sunday 28 April 2019. Beth Wickes, who is walking the GB mainland coast, started the next leg of her journey at Porthcawl heading to Port Talbot lifeboat station. Beth is raising money for the RNLI, Lowland Rescue and Mountain Rescue services. She started her long

14 04, 2019

Porthcawl Lifeboat the Busiest in Wales Supports the RNLI Mayday Campaign

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The latest RNLI rescue figures for 2018 reveal the busiest station in Wales was Porthcawl with 112 launches, the volunteer crew also rescued more people than any other station across Wales - 144 people in total. Eight lives were saved by Porthcawl lifeboats thanks to the crew coming to their aid. Although last summer’s weather

20 12, 2018

RNLI urge Christmas swimmers to stay safe before they dive in

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For thousands up and down the coast, a festive dip in the sea is part of a Christmas tradition. RNLI lifeboat stations, community groups and charities have organised dips on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day from their local beaches. In Porthcawl the 54th Christmas Day Swim takes place at Sandy