Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard following a report that two people were cut off by the incoming tide near Nash Point. The charity’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rose of the Shires was launched on service and made best speed to the location in moderate to rough seas.
Once on scene the crew located the two casualties, however due to the size of the waves breaking onto the shore it meant extraction by lifeboat would be too high risk.
HM Coastguard tasked its rescue helicopter, with the closest available being the Coastguard helicopter based in Newquay, Cornwall.
When the Coastguard helicopter arrived on scene it winched both casualties to safety. The lifeboat was then stood down from the incident arriving back at the lifeboat station at 4.40pm where it was refueled, washed down and made ready for service.
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