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people die

around the UK and Ireland coast each year. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


lifeboat launches

at Porthcawl in 2016. The busiest RNLI inshore lifeboat station in Wales! Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


rnli lifeguard incidents

involve rip currents. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


average UK sea temp

cold water shock occurs below 15°C. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

Know the risks:


The temperature of our waters can steal the air from your lungs and leave you helpless in seconds.


Around half the people who drown slip, trip or fall into the water. They don’t expect to get wet.


Our waters are dangerously unpredictable with waves, tides and hidden currents that can catch you out.

Latest Shouts in Porthcawl

Shout 18.45 📟 – Launch 14/18

February 18th, 2018

Both our lifeboats were launched on service at the request of UK Coastguard following reports of a person in the water at Sandy Bay. The casualty was located by our D Class lifeboat 'Porthcawl ILB' and taken

Shout 17.02 📟 – Launch 13/18

February 12th, 2018

Our volunteers launched our D Class lifeboat on service following reports of a person in the water at Sandy Bay. The casualty was rescued from the water by the crew. Porthcawl Coastguard and Police secured

Shout 18.13 📟 – Launch 11+12/18

February 4th, 2018

The volunteer crew were paged following a report of people potentially cut off by the tide and reported to be flashing a light somewhere between Ogmore Deeps and Southerndown. Both the Atlantic 85 and D

Shout 10.30 📟 – Launch 10/18

February 4th, 2018

The volunteer crew onboard our Atlantic 85 lifeboat were diverted from a training exercise to assist a motor boat with engine difficulties off the seafront at Porthcawl. The boat was taken under tow and into