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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. 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

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