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

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Latest Shouts

Launch 45/20 – 📟 4.12pm

November 29th, 2020

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew to search for an overdue kayaker following concerns for their safety. The kayaker had been due to paddle the coastline between Ogmore By Sea and Dunraven Bay but hadn’t

Launch 44/20 – 📟 11.25am

November 22nd, 2020

Porthcawl's volunteer RNLI crew were diverted from a training exercise by UK Coastguard and asked to attend Rest Bay to a report of surfers being swept around the point. As the lifeboat arrived on scene

Launch 43/20 – 📟 1.11pm

November 21st, 2020

Porthcawl's volunteer RNLI crew were tasked by UK Coastguard following a report which had been received from Porthcawl NCI of a windsurfer who appeared to be in difficulties off Newton Point. The charity’s Atlantic 85

Launch 41+42/20 – 📟 6.55pm

October 20th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard immediately after the previous call to conduct a search as part of a multi-agency incident in the area of Sandy Bay. Both lifeboats conducted a search of

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All the Latest News

Data shows demand on RNLI lifeboat crews soared as summer lockdown was eased

November 20th, 2020

Volunteer crew members at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) faced an unprecedented summer* with new statistics revealing a dramatic increase

RNLI long service medal awarded

October 23rd, 2020

Paul Eastment of Porthcawl was recently awarded a long service medal for over twenty years of service to the RNLI. Paul

RNLI in Wales calls on public to be extra cautious over half term break

October 22nd, 2020

The RNLI is warning people who live by the Welsh coast and can walk to beaches for exercise during the fire

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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.