The D Class lifeboat ‘Super G II’ was launched on service with three crew members aboard to two casualties who were cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown. The 999 call to UK Coastguard had been made by one of the Llantwit Major Coastguard team who had spotted the two people and their predicament. Upon arriving at scene the helm, Joe Missen instructed crew member Ken to swim ashore with lifejackets and prepare the casualties ready to board the lifeboat. The lifeboat then dropped its anchor and veered back on the anchor line manoeuvring between large rocks in order to extract the casualties from the pebbly beach. The casualties were assisted by the crew onto the lifeboat.
Due to the conditions on the slipway at Dunraven Bay it was deemed safer to take the casualties to the Ogmore river mouth where there was more shelter in order to land them ashore. Once the casualties were ashore and met by the coastguard team the lifeboat returned to station where it was washed down, refuelled and made ready for service.
If visiting the coast this summer try to visit a beach which is lifeguarded and be beach safe. Check the tide times, which are available for our area daily via the live streaming page of this website.
In a coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.