Busy Sunday For Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Port Talbot lifeboat was tasked twice on Sunday 15 October.

The lifeboat sets off.

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Setting off through five foot swells

The first call-out was at 12.30am after a request from the police to assist in the search for a missing female at Aberavon beach. The person in question was eventually located by the police, prior to the lifeboat launching, and was taken to hospital.

The second call-out came at 4.30pm after a four metre rib, with two people on board, suffered engine failure at the mouth of the River Afan. The lifeboat was soon on scene and a tow was established. The rib was then towed to the local boat club slipway for recovery and the lifeboat 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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