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Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat tasked to search for missing teenager.

Lifeboats News Release

The lifeboat was called just after 8pm on Sunday 29 January to assist in the search for missing teenager.

Launching into a choppy sea

RNLI/Mel Cooper

The lifeboat being readied for departure

The lifeboat was launched and carried out a search of the area just off Aberavon beach. Two coastguard teams together with local police were also involved, searching the beach and the local area.


After searching for approx one and a half hours, the teenager was found safe and well. All agencies were then stood down and the lifeboat returned to station.

RNLI media contact
For more information please contact Mel Cooper, Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07814985057or Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West on 07748265496 or 01745585162 or by e-mail on chris_cousens@rn;i.org.uk

Port Talbot's LPO Mel Cooper

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Having a break

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