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19 09, 2019

Two rescues by Porthcawl RNLI to feature in BBC TV Documentary

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The volunteer lifeboat crew of Porthcawl RNLI will return to the small screen again next week as two rescues they carried out features in the next episode of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea. Now in its fourth season, the documentary series showcases the lifesaving work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

29 05, 2019

Father and Son Lifeboat Crew Launch on Rescue Mission

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Porthcawl RNLI volunteers were paged at lunchtime on Sunday 26 May following the report of a yacht in difficulty approximately two and half miles off Porthcawl. The twenty three feet sailing boat with three persons on board had suffered engine problems. With force six winds and up to two metre swells out in the Bristol

28 04, 2019

Beth Foot Forward Around Britain

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A special visitor arrived at Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat station on Sunday 28 April 2019. Beth Wickes, who is walking the GB mainland coast, started the next leg of her journey at Porthcawl heading to Port Talbot lifeboat station. Beth is raising money for the RNLI, Lowland Rescue and Mountain Rescue services. She started her long

14 04, 2019

Porthcawl Lifeboat the Busiest in Wales Supports the RNLI Mayday Campaign

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The latest RNLI rescue figures for 2018 reveal the busiest station in Wales was Porthcawl with 112 launches, the volunteer crew also rescued more people than any other station across Wales - 144 people in total. Eight lives were saved by Porthcawl lifeboats thanks to the crew coming to their aid. Although last summer’s weather

20 12, 2018

RNLI urge Christmas swimmers to stay safe before they dive in

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For thousands up and down the coast, a festive dip in the sea is part of a Christmas tradition. RNLI lifeboat stations, community groups and charities have organised dips on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day from their local beaches. In Porthcawl the 54th Christmas Day Swim takes place at Sandy

27 11, 2018

Porthcawl RNLI Volunteer Wins Bravery Award

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Following his nomination to the Bridge FM Radio ‘Young Achievers Award 2018’ which was supported by Bridgend College, Porthcawl’s Ieuan Walmsley-Williams was delighted to hear that he had been selected as the winner of the Bravery Award. Ieuan, a student at Porthcawl Comprehensive school, has been a member of the Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat crew for

30 10, 2018

Two Father and Sons to the Rescue!

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A busy two days for Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat volunteers. Sunday’s first shout to a windsurfer in difficulties and a special crew on board the lifeboat. Later in the afternoon crews were tasked to carry out searches along the coastline. Crews also responded to a callout Monday morning. During Sunday morning training RNLI crews were paged

8 05, 2018

Visiting Lifeboat Tries Porthcawl Marina for Size

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The Mumbles RNLI lifeboat ‘Roy Barker IV’ visited Porthcawl over the bank holiday weekend. The charities all-weather lifeboat was joined by Porthcawl’s Atlantic 85 during the exercise which took place between Nash Point and Port Talbot on Saturday 5th May. Second coxswain at The Mumbles station, James Bolter said, ‘It is essential that we know

30 04, 2018

Busy start to 2018 for Porthcawl’s Lifeboat Crew

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Porthcawl lifeboat crews have been paged almost forty times already this year. Casualties have varied from surfers, windsurfers, broken down vessels and persons cut off by the incoming tide. Deputy Launch Authority, Aileen Jones, commented, ‘Our volunteer crews train each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening to build and maintain the varied skills needed to meet

18 12, 2017

Santa Rescued by Porthcawl Lifeboat

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There were dramatic scenes at Porthcawl Marina on Saturday evening when hundreds of children, parents and grandparents gathered to see Santa do a practice fly over of the town in readiness for Christmas day. Unfortunately he fell from his sleigh just as his reindeer turned sharply when passing the lighthouse.  Singer, eleven year old, Taya