Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to assist a windsurfer in difficulty between Porthcawl breakwater and Newton Point.

The charity’s relief Atlantic 85 lifeboat Edna May was launched on service and made best speed to the location of the casualty.

The casualty and his equipment were taken onboard the lifeboat and returned back to the harbour slipway.

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