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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Latest Shouts

Launch 36/21 – 📟 8.50pm

June 13th, 2021

As the volunteer crew prepared to depart Ogmore By Sea after dropping all the casualties ashore from the earlier service call (launch 34 & 35 / 2021) they were alerted to five further people cut

Launch 34+35/21 – 📟 7.44pm

June 13th, 2021

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew after they had received a report from Porthcawl NCI that a large group of people were cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown. The tide was still

Launch 32+33/21 – 📟 6.20pm

June 13th, 2021

When one of the Atlantic 85 crew went ashore at Hardy's Bay in Ogmore By Sea to speak with the first informant of launch 30 of 2021 a separate person came forward to the crew

Launch 31/21 – 📟 5.47pm

June 13th, 2021

Our volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard and tasked to launch both our lifeboats to two separate incidents. The relief D Class lifeboat, Super G II was requested to assist RNLI lifeguards with a missing

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All the Latest News

Porthcawl RNLI welcomes new lifeboat medical advisor

June 15th, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI has recently welcomed Dr. Maria Cronje to the role of volunteer Lifeboat Medical Advisor. Maria works as a GP

End of an era as Porthcawl RNLI volunteer helm retires as sea going crew

June 15th, 2021

Sunday 15 June was a day of mixed emotions for Porthcawl RNLI volunteer helm, Carl Evans as he retired from his

Busy few hours for Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers on Sunday 13 June

June 14th, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI volunteers had a very busy few hours yesterday (Sunday 13 June 2021). The first launch request from UK Coastguard

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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.

risk-intowater

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.