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people die

around the UK and Ireland coast each year. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


lifeboat launches

at Porthcawl in 2016. The busiest RNLI inshore lifeboat station in Wales! Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


rnli lifeguard incidents

involve rip currents. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


average UK sea temp

cold water shock occurs below 15°C. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

Know the risks:


The temperature of our waters can steal the air from your lungs and leave you helpless in seconds.


Around half the people who drown slip, trip or fall into the water. They don’t expect to get wet.


Our waters are dangerously unpredictable with waves, tides and hidden currents that can catch you out.

Latest Shouts in Porthcawl

Launch 73/19 – 📟 7.32pm

August 14th, 2019

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was diverted from its training exercise following a report of a group of people attempting to cross the Ogmore River by a concerned resident of Ogmore By Sea. The crew searched

Launch 71+72/19 – 📟 2.49pm

August 6th, 2019

UK Coastguard requested the launch of both of Porthcawl's lifeboats to assist with a multi agency incident close inshore.

Launch 69+70/19 – 📟 7.30pm

August 3rd, 2019

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew to assist a group of 14 people cut off by the tide on the Porthcawl side of the Ogmore River. A concerned member of the public had contacted the

Launch 68/19 – 📟 3.33pm

August 1st, 2019

Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat was tasked by UK Coastguard to persons in the water near Witches Point. The lifeboat arrived on scene to find the casualties had been recovered by our RNLI lifeguard colleagues. The