Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat called to reports of a red flare being spotted

Lifeboats News Release

The report stated a red flare was seen being fired in the River Neath area

The lifeboat just about to launch

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Launching Into A Choppy Sea
The lifeboat was soon on scene together with local coastguard and began searching the area from the motorway bridges to the river mouth. Three white para flares were used to illuminate the areas of search but nothing was found. After approx one and a quarter hours all services were stood down and the lifeboat returned to station.

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