Two teenagers were rescued by Porthcawl RNLI after they were cut off by the tide at Llantwit Major.
The two teens rang 999 on Sunday evening after becoming stuck below cliffs, but weren't sure of their exact location leading to a search being launched by two lifeboats from Porthcawl.
Both boys, who were wet and very cold, were taken to the Barry Dock, where they were met by paramedics.
Porthcawl Lifeboat operations manager Philip Missen said: "This was a testing callout for our crews, but with a very successful outcome in saving both casualties.
"Fortunately they did have a mobile phone and were able to make that important call for help. We would recommend that the public should always check the tide times before walking in areas where it is possible to be cut off by the incoming tide."
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