RESPECT THE WATER

IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING IN THE WATER, LEAN BACK AND FLOAT ON YOUR BACK, EXTENDING YOUR ARMS AND LEGS. FLOAT TO LIVE.

IN A COASTAL EMERGENCY, CALL 999 OR 112 AND ASK FOR THE COASTGUARD.

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Sadly, around 150 people accidentally lose their lives around UK and Irish waters each year.

Over half of these didn’t plan on entering the water.

Porthcawl RNLI wish to thank Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim for the generous donation from the 2015 Christmas Swim which sponsored this website and webcam

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Latest Shouts

Launch 5/24 – 📟 2.25pm

February 20th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard following a report that two people were cut off by the incoming tide near Nash Point. The charity's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose of the Shires was

Launch 4/24 – 📟 3.35pm

February 14th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard following a report the Coastguard had received from Porthcawl NCI. NCI watchkeepers were monitoring their Ogmore by Sea remote camera when they saw an adult and

Launch 3/24 – 📟 1.48pm

February 3rd, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard to assist a wind surfer who was reported to be in difficulty between the breakwater and Sandy Bay (Coney Beach). The charity’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose

Launch 2/24 – 📟 3.47pm

January 24th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard to investigate a surfer who was reported to be in difficulty between the breakwater and Sandy Bay. The charity's D Class lifeboat Peggy D was launched on

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All the Latest News

Video shows dramatic moment swimmer is rescued by Porthcawl RNLI after being caught in rip

October 30th, 2023

Footage has been released of the moment an exhausted father was pulled from the water by Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Porthcawl RNLI sadness following the news of the passing of Marj Abraham.

September 23rd, 2023

Porthcawl RNLI are mourning the loss of former fundraiser, Marj Abraham and the station flag currently flies at half mast. Station

Heatwave results in mass rescue for Porthcawl RNLI amidst multiple rescues

September 6th, 2023

A mass rescue of swimmers caught in rip current at Rest Bay is just one of the incidents attended by RNLI

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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

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