Our volunteers launched our Atlantic 85 ‘Rose Of The Shires’ on service to reports of multiple persons in the water and in difficulties in heavy seas having been swept from Llantwit Major beach. The coastguard had received multiple 999 calls. Conditions were rough with 2 metre swells and winds of force 8 gusting to force 9. The Atlantic 85 made best speed in the conditions arriving on scene within 20 minutes. Whilst enroute reports suggested one person had made it ashore. Coastguard helicopter Rescue 187 arrived on scene shortly before the Atlantic 85 and having located and winched 1 person from the water was winching a second as we arrived at Llantwit Major beach. Both casualties were transferred to hospital by the helicopter. We began a search for further casualties but after a search of approximately 10 minutes it was established from one of those rescued that all persons had been accounted for. Our volunteers also launched our D Class on service however it was stood down as it reached Southerndown due to the conditions. Barry Dock All Weather Lifeboat was also tasked to this incident.