Early start for Port Talbot RNLI volunteers following reports of submerged car

Lifeboats News Release

Port Talbot RNLI crew were paged at 6.10am this morning (19 March) following reports that a car had gone into the water at the north breakwater slipway.


Port Talbot RNLI called to submerged vehicle

Police were initially concerned there may be people trapped inside.

A thorough search was conducted and it was established nobody was inside the vehicle.

The RNLI crew returned to station by 6.45am.

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