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Porthcawl RNLI to hold year long festival celebrating its 55th Anniversary

Date: February 21st, 2020 00:00

To mark 55 years since the RNLI established an inshore lifeboat station at Porthcawl the fundraising and events team will be holding a series of events throughout the year. Plans include two special weekends of

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RNLI seeks new recruits to help share safety messaging and raise funds in Porthcawl

Date: February 7th, 2020 00:00

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is currently looking to recruit more face-to-face fundraisers in Porthcawl to help share vital safety messages and encourage new supporters to sign up and donate after the charity experienced

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Porthcawl RNLI – LIVE coastal streaming cam of storm Ciara

Date: February 7th, 2020 00:00

With weather warnings in place for this weekend RNLI volunteers are encouraging the public to watch Porthcawl RNLI’s live storm footage safely from home or on their mobile device. The LIVE stream is available by

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

Date: January 9th, 2020 00:00

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

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RNLI urge swimmers to stay safe this Christmas and New Year

Date: December 21st, 2019 00:00

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

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

Date: December 18th, 2019 00:00

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

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Latest Shouts

1302, 2020

Launch 3+4/20 – 6.02pm

February 13th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a report 2 people were cut off by the incoming tide at Southerndown. The casualties were disorientated and unsure of their exact location. Both our Atlantic

502, 2020

Launch 2/20 – 📟 11.22am

February 5th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to assist a casualty who had fallen from a horse close to the waters edge near the Ogmore river mouth. Our crew were first to arrive on

Latest Events

CANCELLED – #RESCUEFEST2020

June 14th, 2020

We are disappointed to announce that we have had to make the decision to cancel RescueFest2020 and we hope to be able to return with the event in 2021. Chris Page, volunteer helm at Porthcawl