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 76/21 – 📟 11.09am

November 27th, 2021

UK Coastguard requested the launch of the charity’s relief D Class lifeboat Super G II following a report a small inflatable boat with two people onboard had suffered engine difficulties off Rhych Point. The lifeboat was

Launch 74+75/21 – 📟 1.10pm

November 22nd, 2021

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew after a 999 call was received from a man in the water at Scarweather Sands off Porthcawl. Both Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Rose of the Shires and relief

Launch 73/21 – 📟 3.50pm

November 20th, 2021

Whilst returning back to the lifeboat station from the earlier service call to Morfa Beach, the volunteer crew spotted a surfer struggling against the current at the point in Rest Bay. The surfer was being

Launch 72/21 – 📟 3.21pm

November 20th, 2021

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI’s Atlantic 85 along with Port Talbot RNLI’s D Class and the Coastguard Helicopter based at St. Athan following a 999 call with concerns regarding an object that had been seen

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All the Latest News

South Wales fisherman saved by his mobile phone

November 23rd, 2021

A fisherman was rescued from the water on Monday 22nd November by Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew after using his mobile phone

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

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POSTPONED – Porthcawl RNLI Annual Charity Walk 2021

September 5th, 2021

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.