RNLI crews say they towed a boat off the beach at Southerndown on Saturday evening in worsening weather.
Both Porthcawl lifeboats were called out just after 7.
Weather conditions were deteriorating throughout the callout, the thick drizzle and mist brought visibility down to about a quarter of a mile and the wind gusted up to Force 7. During our tow off the beach we had to manoeuvre through breaking waves up to six feet high. Once out beyond the breakers we were able to transfer the tow over to our larger Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Rose of the Shires. Unfortunately during the tow to Porthcawl the rough conditions caused the tow line to break twice off Ogmore by Sea.
RNLI lifeguards and Penybont Surf Lifesaving Club members have issued a safety warning to visitors of a Vale of Glamorgan beach after a series of multiple casualty rescues in a river mouth.
Lifeguards and the surf lifesaving club have rescued more than 20 people from the river at Ogmore beach over the last two weekends, including three young children who became stranded on Sunday.
An area next to the river at Ogmore by Sea, which is usually rocky, has become covered by sand and there have been higher than normal numbers of visitors using this section of the beach to base themselves. Many are being tempted to swim in the river, unaware of the depth of the water or the unpredictable currents running in the water there.
Anyone visiting Ogmore by Sea or any of beach with RNLI lifeguards should always swim between the red and yellow flags, which have been identified by lifeguards as the safest place to swim and is supervised by lifeguards at all times.
The RNLI says stay away from the sea during storms, give waves a wide berth, and be aware that unexpected big waves can catch people out.Read the full story ›
Website visitors can watch the power of the waves crashing over the breakwater in safety and from the comfort of their homes.Read the full story ›
A blind dog has been rescued by the RNLI after it fell into the Burry Port Marina.
RNLI volunteers Kelvin Rees, Rhydian Bowen and Mal O'Connell were on hand to pull the pet from the water.
The dog didn’t have any injuries and was reunited with its owners.
8 people have been rescued from a West Wales beauty spot after becoming stranded by the incoming tide.
The Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat was launched to rescue them from Worm's Head yesterday afternoon.
They were ferried back in several trips by the RNLI.
‘I would remind people that when walking out to Worms Head to check the times of the tide and remember that the causeway leading from the mainland to Worms Head is only open for 2 ½ hours either side of low tide’.
Ollie the dog's passion for chasing balls ended with him needing rescue by the RNLI.
He and his owner had been out for a walk on a spot known locally as Rocky Coast about a mile west of Holyhead RNLI lifeboat station.
He had been chasing a ball and mistook a lobster pot buoy for a ball and swam out to try and retrieve it but got his chest harness and collar stuck.
Holyhead RNLI’s volunteer inshore lifeboat crew found the dog, which had been stuck on the buoy for about 20 minutes, tired and beginning to struggle to keep his head above water.
As the lifeboat approached Ollie, he turned his head to face the boat, which freed him from the buoy and despite being tired he was able to swim back to shore, under a watchful escort from the lifeboat crew.
Dramatic pictures have been distributed of testing at St David's new lifeboat station at St Justinian's
The trials saw the Tamar class lifeboat launched and recovered at various tide levels to test the newly built slipway, as well as the winching and launching equipment.
The RNLI says the new station will become operational in the Autumn.
Olympic silver medalist and sailor Hannah Mills has launched an appeal today for a new lifeboat at Penarth Marina - the busiest inshore station in Wales.
Hannah won silver at the 2012 London Olympics and is a gold hopeful for next month's games in Rio. She flies out this Sunday. She said her local lifeboat station "needs the best equipment possible" to help people caught in the treacherous waters off the Penarth coast.
The RNLI need to raise £52,000 for a new lifeboat. Anyone wishing to donate can visit penarthlifeboatappeal.org.
A mother whose son drowned while swimming in a North Wales river is backing a scheme teaching children how to stay safe in open water.Read the full story ›