Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Launched In Early Hours

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat was launched at 1.40am on Saturday to assist in the search for a missing woman.

Launching through heavy swells

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Heading Out To Sea
The lifeboat was requested to launch by the coastguard after concerns for a missing female in the Aberavon beach area. Also involved in the search were the police helicopter and local coastguard. After a short search the female was located by the station's tractor driver close to the water and was handed over to the police.
The lifeboat was then stood down and recovered.

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