Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat called out to investigate an object spotted off shore

Lifeboats News Release

The coastguard had received a call regarding a large object floating off shore.

The lifeboat launches into a calm sea.

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Launching The Lifeboat On A 'Shout'
The lifeboat was soon on the scene approximately a quarter mile off shore and found an eight foot dory boat bobbing about with no one on board. Due to the flat conditions the dory was left and the lifeboat immediately commenced a sector search in case there were any persons in the water. After searching for approx half an hour no persons were found, so the lifeboat returned to the dory and established a tow. The dory was then towed back to the lifeboat station and recovered and placed in the station until it can be claimed by its owner.

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