UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Atlantic 85 lifeboat following a report of a stand up paddleboarder (SUP) in possible difficulty about a mile off Rest Bay. Winds were offshore at Rest Bay and the tide outgoing.
The crew made best speed to the location and went to the area where the SUP was reported to be. The crew carried out a hasty search of the area as light levels were rapidly falling with nothing initially found.
Further information from the first informant suggested the SUP was flashing a light in a pattern of three flashes and based on the location of the first informant the crew were able to establish that the light that could be seen from the shore was highly likely to be Kenfig Patches buoy.
The Coastguard was able to confirm this with the first informant and the lifeboat was stood down and made its way back to the lifeboat station.
If you spot something of concern at the coast dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.