The lifeboat was launched at 6.32pm on Sunday 16 December to assist the police in a search male in his mid 30s.
The police were concerned about the males welfare and had requested both the lifeboat and local coastguard to help them in their search.
The area covered was the eastern end of Aberavon beach close to the old pier. After a very short search the male was found safe by the police, close to the search area. The other services were then stood down and returned to station.
For further information, please contact Mel Cooper, Lifeboat Press Officer at Port Talbot on 07814 985057
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 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.