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Current temperature

15.9

°C

190

people die

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

89

lifeboat launches

at Porthcawl in 2016. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

60%

rnli lifeguard incidents

involve rip currents. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

12°C

average UK sea temp

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

Know the risks:

risk-shock

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

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

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

Latest Shouts in Porthcawl

RNLI Shout 20.36 📟

March 20th, 2017

Our volunteers launched both lifeboats on service following reports that 3 people were in the water at Ogmore By Sea. Police had received a call from a person at Ogmore By Sea car park reporting

RNLI Shout 03.02 📟

March 20th, 2017

Both lifeboats launched on service to conduct a shoreline search of the coastline between Hutchwns Point and Ogmore River for a missing 14 year old. The lifeboats conducted a thorough search of the area. Other

RNLI Shout 11.30 📟

March 18th, 2017

Atlantic 85 launched on service in order to standby due to concerns for a despondent person. The person was safely taken into the care of South Wales Police officers shortly after launching and we were

RNLI Shout 15.59 📟

March 15th, 2017

Both lifeboats were launched on service at the request of UK Coastguard to extract a casualty from Kenfig Sands (Sker Beach) who had fallen from a horse. Heavy fog and the casualty's remote location meant