Our volunteers were paged by UK Coastguard and tasked to launch both our lifeboats to two separate incidents.
The relief D Class lifeboat, Super G II was requested to assist RNLI lifeguards with a missing child search at Trecco Bay. The relief Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Irene Cornford was tasked to check on the welfare of a father and son on a kayak and SUP (Launch 30 of 2021).
After the D Class crew searched in the Trecco Bay area for around 10 minutes the child was found safely ashore after being located by Porthcawl NCI using their coastal surveillance camera. Land based search teams were then directed to the child’s location.
The D Class lifeboat was then tasked to assist with a missing child search at Ogmore By Sea (Launch 32 & 33 of 2021).
To support our volunteer crew with a donation visit: Porthcawl RNLI Lifesavers’ Fund 2021.