HM Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew following a report a windsurfer may be in difficulty in Newton Bay during the tail end of #StormKathleen. The charity’s Atlantic 85 Rose of the Shires was launched on service.
Following a thorough search of the area by Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew, HM Coastguard’s rescue helicopter and Coastguard Rescue Teams it was established the call was a false alarm with good intent. It was established that the first informant had spotted the yellow Newton buoy bobbing in the bay and mistook it for a windsurfer that was down.
Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were stood down from the incident and the lifeboat was refuelled and made ready for service.
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