Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat In Early Morning Search

Lifeboats News Release

The call-out came in the early morning hours.

The crew getting ready to launch the lifeboat

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Launch Away

The lifeboat was called out to assist local coastguards and police in the search for a missing male person, at 4:51am on Sunday 18 November. An extensive search was carried out on both land and sea in the Aberavon beach area and the local vicinity. After one hour of searching no one was found and all services were stood down.

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For more information contact Mel Cooper, Port Talbot Lifeboat Press Officer on 01639 894335. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390.

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