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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Latest Shouts

Launch 22+23/22 – 📟 5.14pm

June 22nd, 2022

UK Coastguard requested the launch of both Porthcawl's inshore lifeboats to assist Police and Llantwit Major Coastguard Team at Llantwit Major beach.

Launch 20+21/22 – 📟 6.50pm

June 15th, 2022

Porthcawl's volunteer RNLI crew were diverted from their training exercise by UK Coastguard following a report from Porthcawl NCI that a group of 3 people were cut off on the south side of Dunraven Bay,

Launch 19/22 – 📟 8.56am

June 14th, 2022

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew following a report of a person in the water at Newton Beach requiring assistance. The charity's D Class lifeboat, Hugo Missen was launched on service and arrived on

Launch 18/22 – 📟 7.25pm

June 8th, 2022

As Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew were preparing to launch on training exercise with the charity's Landrover and D Class lifeboat Hugo Missen, they spotted three children being swept onto jagged rocks at Rhych Point on

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All the Latest News

Platinum Jubilee Medals Awarded to Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers

June 6th, 2022

Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew and operations team proudly received their Platinum Jubilee medals over the weekend from the station's president, Peter

RNLI launch new safety initiative as charity’s lifeguards return to Welsh beaches

May 25th, 2022

Today (Wednesday 25 May) the RNLI launches its summer beach safety campaign as statistics show over 2.6million people flocked to enjoy

Porthcawl RNLI sadness following passing of David Shillaw

May 10th, 2022

The station's flag is flying at half mast, upon hearing of the passing of David Shillaw, Chairman of the Porthcawl RNLI

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Latest Events

Porthcawl RNLI Charity Walk 2022

May 1st, 2022

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.

risk-rip

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