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Volunteer Coastguard team tasked to two cut off by tide at Temple Bay, Southerndown

  Credit: Llantwit Major Coastguard

Volunteers at Barry and Llantwit Major Coastguard, Rescue helicopter 187 and Porthcawl lifeboat were yesterday tasked to two persons cut of by the tide at Temple Bay, Southerndown.

Large swell conditions and dumping waves meant extraction by the Porthcawl lifeboat would have been too high risk.

Two of Llantwit Major Coastguards rope technicians were immediately deployed over the cliff to the stranded casualties while Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat were on standby as safety cover.

Credit: Barry Coastguard

One of the individuals was brought up the Cliff face and the Second was winched by the Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 from St Athan.


The casualties had been able to call the Coastguard for help using their mobile phone.

A spokesperson for the Coastguard said “If you’re heading to the coast check tide times and weather conditions and read any local hazard safety signage. In an emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard..”

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