Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Called To A Kite Surf In The Water

Lifeboats News Release

Reports were received of a kite surfer in trouble off Aberavon beach.

Hanging onto the boat in a choppy sea

RNLI/Mel Cooper

The Lifeboat Being Launched

The lifeboat was soon on scene just off the beach and carried out a search of the area but nobody was found. RNLI coastguards were also involved and they searched the beach area also. There were quite a few craft in the area at the time but they had not seen anyone in trouble. The search was then called off and the lifeboat returned to station.

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