Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were paged by HM Coastguard at 2.34pm on Saturday 27 April following a report that three people on stand up paddleboards (SUPs) were struggling to get back to shore at Rest Bay, Porthcawl. Due to strong north easterly (offshore) winds the casualties had been blown around 1 mile from the shore.

The charity’s Atlantic 85, Rose of the Shires was launched on service and located the casualties not far from Kenfig Patches buoy. The casualties who were fatigued and cold were taken onboard the lifeboat and brought back to the lifeboat station where they were warmed back up.

If you are planning to go afloat on a SUP RNLI safety tips can be found here: https://rnli.org/safety/choose-your-activity/stand-up-paddle-boarding

In a coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.

To support our volunteer crew and power us to our next rescue: https://fundraise.rnli.org/fundraisers/Porthcawl