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Porthcawl RNLI launch to three people swept out to sea at Llantwit Major beach

Multiple 999 calls to Milford Haven Coastguard to report persons swept out to sea from Llantwit Major beach in rough seas and winds gusting to gail force 9. 1 casualty made it ashore whilst a further 2 were winched to safety by Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187.

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