Port Talbot RNLI Tasked To Aid Search
The lifeboat was called out at 1.14am, Tuesday 27th February to assist coastguard in the search for a missing female.
The lifeboat and coastguard were also joined by local police in the search for the female whom had given cause for concern to her family. Whilst the lifeboat searched the coastline and the River Afan, using parachute flares, the other emergency services searched the beach and surrounding areas. After just over two hours the female was located by the police a short distance away from the area and cared for by them. All services were then stood down.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.