Port Talbot RNLI Tasked To Aid Search

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat was called out at 1.14am, Tuesday 27th February to assist coastguard in the search for a missing female.

The lifeboat being launched into a choppy sea.

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Holding on in the waves

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.

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