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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Latest Shouts

Launch 7/21 – 📟 8.28pm

April 2nd, 2021

UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Atlantic 85 lifeboat to assist with a multi-agency search for a missing person in the Sker Beach area. After a search of around 2 hours the lifeboat was

Launch 6/21 – 📟 6.25pm

March 31st, 2021

Our volunteer crew onboard our Atlantic 85 lifeboat were diverted from their training exercise off Porthcawl seafront at 6.25pm by UK Coastguard. Porthcawl NCI had reported a surfer who had been swept around the point

Launch 5/21 – 📟 7.07pm

March 30th, 2021

UK Coastguard requested our volunteer crew divert from their training exercise after two people had contacted them to advise they were cut off by the tide between Tresilian Bay and Summerhouse Point. The Atlantic 85

Tasking – 📟 2.38pm

March 30th, 2021

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to provide assistance to Porthcawl Coastguard with a casualty reported to be having a heart attack on Sandy Bay (Coney Beach). The casualty was swiftly extracted to

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In Memory of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

April 10th, 2021

Everyone involved in the RNLI sends heartfelt condolences to Our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, on the death of HRH The

Easter holiday safety warning from the RNLI in Wales

March 26th, 2021

The RNLI is urging people to think carefully about beach safety ahead of the Easter holidays. This warning comes with some

Derek Crowder’s 80th birthday cycling challenge for RNLI

February 26th, 2021

On Saturday 20 February Porthcawl's Derek Crowder completed a cycling challenge to celebrate his 80th birthday. With nearly £600 raised so

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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.