Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat tasked to assist Coastguard

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat was tasked to help the Coastguard search for a missing person.

The lifeboat was called out at 12.15am on Tuesday 16 August, at the request of the Coastguard. Concerns had been raised by the family of a person who had gone missing in the Aberavon beach area. The lifeboat carried out a shoreline search of the beach starting from the pier and working towards the river Neath.

Whilst the Coastguard searched along the beach, local police were covered the promenade and local vicinity. After thirty minutes the person was found by the police and all services were then stood down and returned to station.

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For more information contact Mel Cooper, Port Talbot Lifeboat Press Officer on 07814 985057.

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