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 die each year at the UK and Irish Coasts.

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Porthcawl RNLI wish to thank Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim for the generous donation from the 2015 ‘Swim’ which has sponsored this website and webcam

Philip Missen MBE | Lifeboat Operations Manager

Latest Shouts

Launch 3+4/20 – 6.02pm

February 13th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a report 2 people were cut off by the incoming tide at Southerndown. The casualties were disorientated and unsure of their exact location. Both our Atlantic

Launch 2/20 – 📟 11.22am

February 5th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to assist a casualty who had fallen from a horse close to the waters edge near the Ogmore river mouth. Our crew were first to arrive on

Launch 1/20 – 📟 3.12pm

January 8th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a surfer in difficulty on the Vale of Glamorgan coastline. A surfer had been swept around a headland by a rip current and was trapped by

Launch 98+99/19 – 📟 5.01am

December 18th, 2019

Our volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard to join RNLI Port Talbot’s D Class lifeboat in a search for a fishing boat which had encountered engine difficulties and been swept onto the shore. Both Porthcawl's Atlantic

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All the Latest News

Porthcawl RNLI to hold year long festival celebrating its 55th Anniversary

February 21st, 2020

To mark 55 years since the RNLI established an inshore lifeboat station at Porthcawl the fundraising and events team will be

RNLI seeks new recruits to help share safety messaging and raise funds in Porthcawl

February 7th, 2020

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is currently looking to recruit more face-to-face fundraisers in Porthcawl to help share vital safety

Porthcawl RNLI – LIVE coastal streaming cam of storm Ciara

February 7th, 2020

With weather warnings in place for this weekend RNLI volunteers are encouraging the public to watch Porthcawl RNLI’s live storm footage

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CANCELLED – #RESCUEFEST2020

June 14th, 2020

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.

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