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Porthcawl Lifeboat the Busiest in Wales Supports the RNLI Mayday Campaign

Date: April 14th, 2019 00:00

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

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Wales prepares to give it some welly and answer the RNLI’s Mayday call

Date: April 8th, 2019 00:00

The latest RNLI rescue figures reveal there were 1,100 lifeboat launches at Wales’ 30 lifeboat stations in 2018, with 1,216 people aided between Flint and Penarth.   The RNLI is now calling on the people of

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Jez Perkins takes on Everest base camp challenge for the RNLI

Date: January 25th, 2019 00:00

Between 7 to 24 March this year Jez Perkins will climb to Everest base camp while raising funds for the RNLI towards Saving Lives At Sea. Jez recently called into the lifeboat station at Porthcawl

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Green laser light causes distraction for Porthcawl RNLI crew

Date: January 8th, 2019 00:00

Whilst returning from a multi-agency search on Sunday evening, volunteer crew from Porthcawl RNLI were repeatedly dazzled by a green laser light. Helm of Porthcawl’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Joe Missen said, “The crew reported being

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Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers Reflect on 2018

Date: January 7th, 2019 00:00

Lifeboats stationed at Porthcawl were launched 108 times in response to incidents during the year. Casualties varied widely from surfers, windsurfers, broken down vessels and persons cut off by the incoming tide. Deputy Launch Authority,

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RNLI urge Christmas swimmers to stay safe before they dive in

Date: December 20th, 2018 00:00

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

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Latest Shouts

904, 2019

Launch 18/19 – 📟 7.03pm

April 9th, 2019

Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to a surfer caught in the rip current at Rest Bay. He had been swept around the point in a South Easterly direction towards town. The lifeboat was quickly

304, 2019

Launch 17/19 – 📟 9.00am

April 3rd, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard following a report of two surfers caught in the rip current and swept around the point at Rest Bay. The crew arrived on scene to find the

Latest Events

#RescueFest2019

July 28th, 2019

#RescueFest2019 is Porthcawl RNLI's exciting, free, family friendly open day and rescue demonstration event. Now in its second year there will be exciting demonstrations and displays by the RNLI, emergency services and other organisations. Watch

Porthcawl Fashion & Food Festival 2019

September 7th, 2019

The Festival has been organised to bring Porthcawl's many businesses to the forefront and also to raise awareness of the RNLI in Porthcawl. The finale of the event will be a fashion show and dinner