Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were paged by HM Coastguard following a 999 call to the Coastguard from 3 people with a dog who had found themselves cut off by the incoming tide at Nash Point.
The charity’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose of the Shires and D Class lifeboat Hugo Missen were both launched on service and made best speed to the location. The team from Llantwit Major Coastguard were also paged in case they were required to carry out a rope rescue.
Once the Atlantic 85 arrived on scene a crew member swam ashore to reassure the casualties. Due to there being a slight swell the helm of the Atlantic 85 decided to wait for the D Class to arrive before a decision was made on the best method to extract the casualties.
Once the D Class arrived on scene the helm made the decision to veer back on their anchor line in order to reach a ledge to rescue the casualties.
All casualties along with their dog were taken onboard the D Class and then transferred across to the larger Atlantic 85 lifeboat. They were then brought back to the lifeboat station as the swell meant it would have been difficult to land them safely ashore on the Vale of Glamorgan coastline near to where they had been rescued.
This was the first call for our D Class D861 Hugo Missen following a period of being away for routine maintenance at the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre in Cowes.
In a coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.
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