RESPECT THE WATER

IF YOU FALL INTO WATER UNEXPECTEDLY FIGHT YOUR INSTINCT. RELAX AND FLOAT ON YOUR BACK. FLOAT TO LIVE.

IF YOU SEE SOMEONE IN TROUBLE AT THE COAST, CALL 999 OR 112 AND ASK FOR THE COASTGUARD.

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Around 190 people lose their lives at the UK and Irish Coasts each year.

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Launch 39/22 – 📟 8.30pm

August 10th, 2022

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew after receiving a report of a person on a paddleboard with 2 people clinging to it drifting out to sea off Newton Point. The charity's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose

Launch 38/22 – 📟 4.48pm

August 10th, 2022

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew after receiving reports of multiple persons attempting to cross the Ogmore River from the Newton side as the tide was nearing high water. The charity's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose

Launch 37/22 – 📟 5.21pm

August 9th, 2022

UK Coastguard paged Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew following a report that a group of people on a kayak had got into difficulty close to Newton Point. The charity's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose of the Shires

Launch 35+36/22 – 📟 5.29pm

July 28th, 2022

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew following a report a fisherman had fallen into the water from rocks in the cove area of Rest Bay (between Rest Bay Point and Hutchwns Point). Both the

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Porthcawl RNLI issues safety warning after helping over 100 people in two days

August 12th, 2022

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew have responded to multiple incidents in the last two days involving both people attempting to cross the

Platinum Jubilee Medals Awarded to Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers

June 6th, 2022

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew and operations team proudly received their Platinum Jubilee medals over the weekend from the station's president, Peter

RNLI launch new safety initiative as charity’s lifeguards return to Welsh beaches

May 25th, 2022

Today (Wednesday 25 May) the RNLI launches its summer beach safety campaign as statistics show over 2.6million people flocked to enjoy

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Know the risks:

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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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If you fall into water unexpectedly fight your instinct. Relax and float on your back. Float to live.