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Two calls in 12 hours for Port Talbot RNLI crew

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew at Port Talbot RNLI have experienced a busy period, with calls to search for a missing person and to assist an angling vessel.

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The first call came at 10.07pm last night following reports of a person thought to be entering the water. Port Talbot RNLI volunteers carried out a search along with Port Talbot and Porthcawl coastguard teams and South Wales Police.

The person was located inland by police.

Just after midday today, the Port Talbot crew were in action again after a small angling vessel began taking on water with one person on board.

The vessel was brought to the safety of the 'small boat's slipway'. Port Talbot Coastguard were also in attendance.

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For further information, please contact Mel Cooper, Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 07814 985057.

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