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Around 190 people die each year at the UK and Irish Coasts.

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Latest Shouts

Launch 7+8/19 – 📟 9.16am

February 14th, 2019

Both Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were tasked by UK Coastguard as part of a multi-agency search.

Launch 6/19 – 📟 10.43am

February 10th, 2019

Porthcawl's volunteer crew were tasked whilst out on training exercise to a casualty at Kenfig Sands (Sker Beach) who had injured their ankle whilst out running. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat proceeded to the scene and

Launch 4+5/19 – 📟 6.38pm

January 6th, 2019

Both Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct shoreline and parallel track searches as part of a multi agency incident.

Launch 3/19 – 📟 3.39pm

January 5th, 2019

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched on service following a report of a Stand Up Paddleboarder struggling in the rip current at the point in Rest Bay. Our colleagues at Porthcawl Coastguard were also tasked

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All the Latest News

Jez Perkins takes on Everest base camp challenge for the RNLI

January 25th, 2019

Between 7 to 24 March this year Jez Perkins will climb to Everest base camp while raising funds for the RNLI

Green laser light causes distraction for Porthcawl RNLI crew

January 8th, 2019

Whilst returning from a multi-agency search on Sunday evening, volunteer crew from Porthcawl RNLI were repeatedly dazzled by a green laser

Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers Reflect on 2018

January 7th, 2019

Lifeboats stationed at Porthcawl were launched 108 times in response to incidents during the year. Casualties varied widely from surfers, windsurfers,

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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

Our waters are dangerously unpredictable with waves, tides and hidden currents that can catch you out.

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