Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat called out after red flares reported in Swansea bay.

Lifeboats News Release

Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat was called at 1.30am after numerous calls to the coastguard reporting a red flare over Swansea Bay.

The search of the area was carried by the volunteer crew out using white illuminating flares and night vision glasses.

The local coastguard were also involved, searching the beach and river areas.

After searching for an hour and 25 minutes, nothing was found.

The lifeboat was then stood down and returned to station. The coastguard search was also stood down

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

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