UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl’s volunteer crew to assist a kite surfer who had experienced difficulties when they got caught out by a drop in the wind. Porthcawl’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Rose of the Shires was launched on service and the crew located the casualty who was recovered onto the lifeboat along with their equipment. The casualty was then dropped back to the beach at Newton which was where they had launched from.

This launch was a special occasion for one of our newest volunteer crew, Reverend Mark Broadway (pictured) with this being his very first service launch.

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