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9 08, 2017

BBC series Saving Lives at Sea to air from Wednesday 16 August at 8pm on BBC Two

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Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat crew members are to feature in the 12-part documentary series which will show real rescues carried out by the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards around the UK and Ireland. From the remote and rugged coastline of Aith in the Shetlands, to the packed sands of Woolacombe in Devon, the series gives a

7 08, 2017

Coffi Co Sets £10,000 Fundraising Target for Porthcawl RNLI

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One of Porthcawl RNLI's new neighbours has set themselves a target to raise £10,000 for the lifeboat station. Having been open for little more than a month and already Coffi Co and its #coffiheads have raised £1277.85 for Porthcawl RNLI! Helen Joseph from Coffi Co Lounge, Porthcawl said, 'We're delighted to be supporting the local

1 08, 2017

Porthcawl RNLI respond to Mayday call

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The UK Coastguard Agency paged Porthcawl RNLI volunteer crew at 13:10 on Monday 31st July following a Mayday call from a motor cruiser taking in water and suffering a loss of engine power one and a half miles off Porthcawl. The cruiser had been hit by two large waves off Kenfig sands whilst on passage

29 03, 2017

Porthcawl: Busiest RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Station in Wales 2016

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Figures released by the RNLI today show Porthcawl RNLI crew were again Wales' busiest inshore lifeboat station during 2016 in terms of callouts. Porthcawl crew launched 80 times, rescuing 45 people and saving 7 lives. Across the whole of Wales’ 30 RNLI stations, there was an increase of 11% on lifeboats launches last year, with

10 06, 2016

Mayday rescue for Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboats

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At 5.28pm on Saturday afternoon, both Porthcawl RNLI lifeboats Rose of the Shires and Jean Ryall launched to the assistance of a 26ft yacht that had run aground on Sandy Bay, Porthcawl. Volunteer RNLI Helmsman Joe Missen reached the stricken yacht first and said “when we got to the yacht, we found two persons on

25 08, 2014

Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboats in Multi Agency Rescue at Dunraven Bay

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At 5.48pm on Monday afternoon, both Porthcawl RNLI lifeboats Rose of the Shires and Harold Arnold launched to reports of two persons cut of by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown. At 5.48pm, both RNLI lifeboats from Porthcawl were launched to rescue two persons cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown, who were

26 08, 2014

Fisherman’s life saved from sea by Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboats

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Just after 6am Tuesday morning, the Porthcawl volunteer RNLI Lifeboat crew were called to reports of a person in difficulties in the water near the notorious Witches Point, Southerndown. Both lifeboats were launched immediately, and the larger Atlantic 85 Lifeboat reached the casualty first. Volunteer RNLI Helmsman Ross Purchase who was in charge of the

16 01, 2015

RNLI Volunteers Qualify in Casualty Care

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In a positive start to 2015 thirteen volunteers at Porthcawl lifeboat attended the station and passed the RNLI’s Casualty Care course run by staff instructor Grant Walkey from the institution’s Poole headquarters. Each of the candidates attended the 24 hours of training spread over a two week period, some were able to complete daytime sessions

20 01, 2015

Former Honorary Secretary & Chairman has died

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All volunteers at Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat were saddened to hear that John Blundell sadly died on 19th January. John was instrumental in getting the RNLI to establish a lifeboat in Porthcawl and following negotiations the station was opened in 1965. He served the station as Honorary Secretary, now known as Lifeboat Operations Manager, in the

10 06, 2016

Porthcawl RNLI’s 50th anniversary celebrated with Royal visit

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HRH The Princess Royal today visited Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat Station, as the station celebrates half a century of saving lives at sea. The Princess Royal met with the volunteer crew who were hailed the busiest in Wales during 2014, having launched 73 and rescued 60 people. In 1965 the RNLI re-established a lifeboat service at