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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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 61/21 – 📟 6.19pm

September 19th, 2021

UK Coastguard paged Porthcawl's volunteer crew following a report a group of 5 teenagers had got cut off by the tide at the Ogmore river and there was concern they may attempt to cross at

Launch 60/21 – 📟 1.28pm

September 15th, 2021

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew following a report of a Stand Up Paddleboarder (SUP) in difficulty in Newton Bay. The SUP-er was reported to be waving and shouting for help. UK Coastguard requested the

Launch 59/21 – 📟 8.14pm

September 7th, 2021

UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Atlantic 85 lifeboat following a report of a stand up paddleboarder (SUP) in possible difficulty about a mile off Rest Bay. Winds were offshore at Rest Bay and

Launch 58/21 – 📟 12.24pm

August 29th, 2021

UK Coastguard paged Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew to assess the situation with a motor cruiser that had suffered mechanical failure. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat launched and upon arriving on scene the helm made the decision

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All the Latest News

Couple to visit every Welsh RNLI lifeboat station in RNLI/911 fundraiser

August 28th, 2021

A couple are attempting to visit every lifeboat station in Wales between 23 August and 1 September. Travelling over 2000 miles

Surfer recalls dramatic rescue by RNLI in new documentary

August 18th, 2021

A surfer who was saved by Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteers after being washed around a headland into huge breaking

Climbing Snowdon for Porthcawl RNLI

August 14th, 2021

Three Porthcawl friends have set themselves a very tough challenge, they have planned to drive to Snowdonia and then climb Snowdon

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POSTPONED – Porthcawl RNLI Annual Charity Walk 2021

September 5th, 2021

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