Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat in early evening launch

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat was launched at 6.32pm on Sunday 16 December to assist the police in a search male in his mid 30s.

Heading into a very heavy swell

RNLI/Mel Cooper

The Lifeboat Sets Off

The police were concerned about the males welfare and had requested both the lifeboat and local coastguard to help them in their search.

The area covered was the eastern end of Aberavon beach close to the old pier. After a very short search the male was found safe by the police, close to the search area. The other services were then stood down and returned to station.

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

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