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

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Latest Shouts

Launch 13/22 – 📟 12.39am

May 13th, 2022

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew in the early hours of the morning to assist with a multi-agency incident at Newton. As soon as the crew had launched the charity's D Class Hugo Missen

Launch 12/22 – 📟 2.39pm

May 12th, 2022

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew to assist two people who had got into difficulties whilst on paddleboards in Newton Bay and got swept onto and stuck on rocks. The casualties had a mobile

Launch 11/22 – 📟 11.01am

May 7th, 2022

UK Coastguard requested the launch of the charity's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose of the Shires to assist a jet ski in difficulty off Summerhouse Point near Llantwit Major. The casualty was taken onboard the lifeboat and

Launch 10/22 – 📟 11.43am

April 17th, 2022

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew to assist a kite surfer. Porthcawl’s D Class lifeboat was launched on service. The kite surfer was assisted by an RNLI Lifeguard and self rescued shortly before the

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All the Latest News

Porthcawl RNLI sadness following passing of David Shillaw

May 10th, 2022

The station's flag is flying at half mast, upon hearing of the passing of David Shillaw, Chairman of the Porthcawl RNLI

Porthcawl RNLI’s new D Class lifeboat is officially named

April 26th, 2022

The charity’s new D Class lifeboat D861 was named Hugo Missen in a naming and dedication ceremony held on Sunday 24

New data reveals Porthcawl RNLI saved 11 lives during 2021

April 21st, 2022

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has today released its rescue figures for 2021, which show a total of 408 lives

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Porthcawl RNLI Charity Walk 2022

May 1st, 2022

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.