Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were paged by HM Coastguard following a sighting of an unattended white paddleboard which had been spotted drifting off Newton Point. Coastguard teams from Porthcawl and Port Talbot were also tasked to conduct a shore based search.

Both the charity’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose of the Shires and D Class lifeboat Hugo Missenย were launched on service and conducted thorough searches of the area. The NPAS police helicopter was also involved in the search. Following a search of the area lasting nearly 3 hours and with no reports made of a missing person the lifeboat crews were stood down and returned to station. The lifeboats were made ready for service.

In a coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.

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