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Harry Lidgley stops off at Porthcawl during 7000km cycling challenge

Date: May 8th, 2021 00:00

Harry Lidgley stopped at the lifeboat station today (8 May 2021) whilst cycling the entire coastline of mainland Great Britain (a total of 7000km). Having set out on 1 May from the RNLI Support Centre

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Porthcawl RNLI’s annual figures for 2020

Date: April 29th, 2021 00:00

The RNLI’s annual figures for 2020 have been released this week which show that Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew: Launched the charity's inshore lifeboats 45 times, aiding 81 people and saving 11 lives. just over half

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

Date: April 27th, 2021 00:00

Porthcawl RNLI volunteers had a busy few hours on Saturday 24 April launching to five incidents within a few hours. Many of the incidents were caused by very strong easterly winds which were offshore at

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

Date: April 26th, 2021 00:00

The RNLI in Wales has today released its annual rescue figures which show lives saved by lifeboat crews during the summer of 2020 rocketed by 71%. As lockdown restrictions eased and people flocked to the

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In Memory of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021

Date: April 10th, 2021 00:00

Everyone involved in the RNLI sends heartfelt condolences to Our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, on the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh has accompanied Her Majesty on many RNLI

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Easter holiday safety warning from the RNLI in Wales

Date: March 26th, 2021 00:00

The RNLI is urging people to think carefully about beach safety ahead of the Easter holidays. This warning comes with some of the highest tides of the year from this weekend, (27 March – 2

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Latest Shouts

1909, 2021

Launch 61/21 – 📟 6.19pm

September 19th, 2021

UK Coastguard paged Porthcawl's volunteer crew following a report a group of 5 teenagers had got cut off by the tide at the Ogmore river and there was concern they may attempt to cross at

1509, 2021

Launch 60/21 – 📟 1.28pm

September 15th, 2021

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew following a report of a Stand Up Paddleboarder (SUP) in difficulty in Newton Bay. The SUP-er was reported to be waving and shouting for help. UK Coastguard requested the

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POSTPONED – Porthcawl RNLI Annual Charity Walk 2021

September 5th, 2021

The 2021 annual charity walk due to take place in September 2021 has been postponed due to the uncertainty caused by Covid-19. It will take place in April 2022 depending on circumstances closer to the