UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew following a report of 4 people cut off by the tide near Nash Point.

Both the charity’s D Class lifeboat, Hugo Missen and Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Rose of the Shires were launched on service and made best speed to the location.

Llantwit Major Coastguard, South Wales Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust HART team were also tasked to locate the casualties.

Once the lifeboats arrived on scene they located the casualties who were stuck on a ledge a few metres above the height of the water. Due to the swell at the location and the height of the ledge it was not possible to safely extract them by lifeboat.

The coastguard rescue helicopter which is based at St Athan had also been tasked to the incident and once on scene winched all four casualties to safety, recovering them to the top of the cliffs.

The volunteer crews of the lifeboats remained on scene to provide safety cover until all four casualties had been recovered to safety. The lifeboats were then stood down and returned to station where they were made ready for service.

To support Porthcawl RNLI volunteer crew: Porthcawl RNLI Lifesavers Fund 2022