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Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat tasked to search for missing female

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat was tasked at at 8.28pm on Sunday (19 November) to search for a missing person.

Launching into a very choppy sea.

RNLI/Mel Cooper

.Port Talbot lifeboat being launched

Concern was raised for a woman seen by a couple walking along the promenade at Aberavon beach.

The couple informed the UK Coastguard, which tasked Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat and two Coastguard Search and Rescue teams from Port Talbot and Porthcawl, together with the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter based at St Athan, to carry out a search of the area.

A thorough search was carried out by all concerned and after a hour and a half, there was no sign of the female in the area so all units were then stood down.

Media Contacts:

For further information please contact Mel Cooper, RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer at Port Talbot on 01639 894335.

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