Late Call-Out for Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat was tasked at 11.10pm on Monday 30th July after reports of a distressed person on Aberavon beach.

Going into a calm sea

RNLI/Mel Cooper

The Lifeboat Being Launched

Port Talbot coastguard and local police were already on scene searching for the female person who had been reported missing in the beach area. Just prior to launch the female was found by the police further along the beach. She had gone into the sea and had come back out again. The police then dealt with the situation. The launch was cancelled and all services were stood down.

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