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

Philip Missen MBE | Lifeboat Operations Manager

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Launch 34+35/24 – 📟 12.17pm

June 16th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard immediately after completing a demonstration for RescueFest crowds. 2 people and a dog were cut off by the tide near Monknash. Both the charity's Atlantic 85 Rose

Launch 33/24 – 📟 08.45pm

June 12th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew were diverted from their training exercise by HM Coastguard to investigate a person reported to be in difficulty off Ogmore. Once on scene the crew established all persons were safe and

Launch 31+32/24 – 📟 6.01pm

June 6th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew were paged by HM Coastguard following a report that 2 people were cut off by the tide near Monknash. Both the charity's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose of the Shires and D Class

Launch 30/24 – 📟 5.12pm

June 2nd, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew were paged by HM Coastguard following a report that 3 boys were being swept out to sea by the current at the Ogmore river mouth. The charity's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose of

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All the Latest News

Buckingham Palace garden party to mark 200 years of saving lives at sea

May 22nd, 2024

His Majesty The King has granted permission for a garden party at Buckingham Palace in celebration of the 200th anniversary of

New Lifeboat Operations Manager at Porthcawl RNLI

March 31st, 2024

Andrew Walmsley has recently taken up the volunteer position of Lifeboat Operations Manager at Porthcawl RNLI. Andrew works as an electrical

Porthcawl lifeboat station celebrates RNLI’s 200th anniversary

March 4th, 2024

On Monday (4 March 2024) the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) celebrates 200 years of saving lives at sea – thanks

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RescueFest 2024

June 16th, 2024

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.

risk-rip

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