At 6pm on Sunday 21 July, Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat, Rose of the Shires, launched to rescue tree people reported drowning off Tresilian Bay, Llantwit Major.

Volunteer Helmsman Joe Missen said “We launched within five minutes of the call and proceeded to the Llantwit Major area to start our search. When we reached Ogmore by Sea, we received a message stating that a fishing boat had spotted them and had taken them out of the water. We still proceeded to Tresilian Bay to assist the fishing boat, and took the swimmers ashore.”

Phil Missen, the Local Operations Manager at Porthcawl RNLI Station said “in this warm weather, it is important that people take care when swimming in the sea off our coast. Porthcawl area is especially dangerous with the strong tides we have, which are going to be worse this weekend with the Spring Tides reaching their peak. This will mean that the tide will be flowing much quicker than normal, and will take swimmers out of their depth, and out to sea quickly. It is important that when you go swimming in the sea, please use a Lifeguard Patrolled beach, and obey the lifeguards. If a red flag is flying on the beach, take the lifeguards advice and do not go in.”