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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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Fundraisers and crew attend the funeral of ‘Mr RNLI’

Date: December 11th, 2019 00:00

It was with much sadness representatives from our fundraisers and crew attended the funeral of Ken Lewis earlier this week. Ken died on the 20th November at the age of 92. Ken had been an

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Welsh RNLI volunteers brace themselves for festive season

Date: December 10th, 2019 00:00

As the festive season approaches, the RNLI in Wales is issuing its own call for help, as new figures show Christmas call outs over the last 40 years have rocketed. At Porthcawl lifeboat crew launches during

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Porthcawl RNLI Active Supporting Membership Scheme Launched

Date: November 6th, 2019 00:00

Porthcawl RNLI's Fundraising and Events Group has launched a new Active Supporting Membership Scheme. Membership forms to become an Active Supporting Member of Porthcawl RNLI are available now at from the our gift shop (open

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Latest Shouts

2606, 2020

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

2506, 2020

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

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