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