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 48+49/21 – 📟 7.43pm

July 26th, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew were requested to launch by UK Coastguard to a yacht with a solo sailor aboard which had suffered engine difficulties off Nash Point whilst on passage to Porthcawl. There was also

Launch 47/21 – 📟 2.36pm

July 23rd, 2021

Porthcawl's volunteer RNLI crew were tasked by UK Coastguard and launched the charity's relief Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Irene Cornford to assist our colleagues RNLI Lifeguards South East Wales at Ogmore. Two people on stand up

Launch 46/21 – 📟 7.54am

July 23rd, 2021

UK Coastguard requested the launch of the charity's relief D Class lifeboat Super G II to a report of two people on inflatable kayaks struggling in the offshore winds and outgoing tide off the seafront

Launch 45/21 – 📟 7.35pm

July 22nd, 2021

Following the incidents at Ogmore river mouth the volunteer crew aboard the Atlantic 85 lifeboat made their way back towards Porthcawl when the crew received a further tasking request from UK Coastguard. Four people on

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Porthcawl RNLI rescue a dog lost at sea for three hours

July 17th, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were launched twice on Saturday (17 July) after a springer spaniel was last seen entering the water

Holiday safety plea as Wales RNLI lifeguards rescue 1,603 kids last summer

July 16th, 2021

The RNLI and Her Majesty’s (HM) Coastguard are calling for families in Wales to take care at the coast as the

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

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Know the risks:

risk-shock

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.

risk-rip

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