As the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was washed down for a second time a further tasking was received from UK Coastguard. This time the Atlantic 85 Rose of the Shires was launched to a 13 year old boy on a bodyboard being swept out by the offshore winds at Rest Bay.

The boy was located clinging to his bodyboard and brought onboard the lifeboat. Although a little shaken the casualty required no further medical attention and was dropped ashore at the slipway at Rest Bay. Crew went ashore to reunite the boy with his parent/guardian and meet with the Porthcawl Coastguard Team.

The lifeboat returned to station where it was rehoused and made ready for service.

The health crisis has hit our income hard. Lockdown halted the fundraising events we rely on to power our lifesaving service. Support our volunteer crew by donating to: Porthcawl RNLI Lifesavers’ Fund 2021.