UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl’s D Class lifeboat whilst enroute to Ogmore River for a preventative safety action to a report of a dinghy drifting out to sea at Sandy Bay. The D Class returned to Sandy Bay in order to search for and locate the dinghy. In calm seas with good visibility the dinghy could not be located and it was believed the persons had returned to shore. UK Coastguard then re-tasked the D Class lifeboat to the initial incident at Ogmore.