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A challenging year in which Porthcawl RNLI volunteers remain ready to respond 24/7

Date: August 11th, 2020 00:00

Porthcawl lifeboat crews have launched on 28 occasions to call outs since lockdown was introduced on 23 March. Volunteers have maintained launching throughout to those in distress whilst following RNLI and government guidelines. At Porthcawl

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Be ‘beach safe’ is the message as RNLI lifeguards return to 26 beaches in Wales

Date: July 3rd, 2020 00:00

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and HM Coastguard are today (Friday 3 July) launching a new beach safety campaign in Wales, urging parents to protect their families by following key safety advice to save

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Former Porthcawl crew member Alex Evans celebrates 20 years of volunteering for the RNLI

Date: June 21st, 2020 00:00

Alex Evans is a third generation lifeboat volunteer following in his father's - Wayne Evans and grandfather’s welly boots, who were on the crew at Porthcawl Lifeboat Station. Alex joined the RNLI when he was

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Surviving the Storms: New book showcases incredible rescues by RNLI lifesavers

Date: June 11th, 2020 00:00

A new book providing a collection of first-hand accounts of some of the most dramatic rescues carried out by RNLI lifesavers around the UK and Ireland over the past 20 years is now on sale.

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A letter to the media from the RNLI’s Chairman – Re: The RNLI Lifeguard Service

Date: June 6th, 2020 00:00

The RNLI Chairman, Stuart Popham, has written a letter to the national press in response to media coverage of the charity's lifeguard service provision. I am writing as Chairman of the RNLI Board of Trustees

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Porthcawl RNLI’s Atlantic 85 launched to capsized kayaker

Date: June 1st, 2020 00:00

Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard at 6.47am on Saturday 30 May to assist a kayaker who had capsized between Newton and Tusker Rock. The kayaker was with a friend but had

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Latest Shouts

3007, 2020

Launch 31/20 – 📟 3.20pm

July 30th, 2020

Tasked by UK Coastguard immediately following previous incident to investigate a group of people cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown. With tide nearing high water and no immediate danger to the group

3007, 2020

Launch 30/20 – 📟 2.41pm

July 30th, 2020

Tasked by UK Coastguard to assist a broken down power driven vessel at Sandy Bay. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched on service to the vessel which had suffered engine difficulties. The vessel was taken

Latest Events

CANCELLED – #RESCUEFEST2020

June 14th, 2020

We are disappointed to announce that we have had to make the decision to cancel RescueFest2020 and we hope to be able to return with the event in 2021. Chris Page, volunteer helm at Porthcawl