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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Latest Shouts

Launch 16/21 – 📟 5.28pm

April 24th, 2021

As  the crew prepared to head home from the lifeboat station from the previous launch the pagers sounded again and the crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a further incident. This time a report

Launch 15/21 – 📟 4.45pm

April 24th, 2021

As the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was washed down for a second time a further tasking was received from UK Coastguard. This time the Atlantic 85 Rose of the Shires was launched to a 13 year old boy

Launch 14/21 – 📟 4.11pm

April 24th, 2021

A further tasking came from UK Coastguard as the lifeboats were rehoused within the lifeboat station for two surfers struggling against offshore winds at Rest Bay. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was relaunched within minutes and

Launch 13/21 – 📟 3.20pm

April 24th, 2021

As the crew of the Atlantic 85 lifeboat made their way back to Porthcawl from the earlier launch to Ogmore by Sea they were flagged down by a windsurfer who had suffered equipment failure with

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Porthcawl RNLI’s annual figures for 2020

April 29th, 2021

The RNLI’s annual figures for 2020 have been released this week which show that Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew: Launched the charity's

Strong easterly winds and Spring tides lead to busy Saturday for Porthcawl RNLI

April 27th, 2021

Porthcawl RNLI volunteers had a busy few hours on Saturday 24 April launching to five incidents within a few hours. Many

Welsh RNLI crews issue their own Mayday after figures reveal a dramatic increase in lives saved last summer

April 26th, 2021

The RNLI in Wales has today released its annual rescue figures which show lives saved by lifeboat crews during the summer

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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.