Port Talbot RNLI called to reports of two men in the water in the river Afan
The lifeboat was tasked at 4.23pm on Thursday 17 January after two people were reported in the water at the local boats club.
The lifeboat crew on arrival assisted the paramedics in dealing with the two casualties, who were in a state of shock and soaking wet and they were taken to hospital to be checked over. Also involved in the operation were the Port Talbot coastguard and the coastguard helicopter Rescue 187 which was on scene but not required.
All services were then stood down and returned to station.
Key facts about the RNLI
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.