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Byline: Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat ws launched at 8.05pm on Sunday (11 August) after several 999 calles to the coastguard of a swimmer seen heading out to sea and disappearing from view.
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The local coastguard team, who were also involved in the search,  had found a pile of clothing on the beach with no sign of the person to whom they belonged.

Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat carried out a search in the area where the person had last been seen entering the water, whilst the coastguard searched along the beach. Conditions were quite rough with a choppy sea and a strong wind blowing across the beach. 

Soon afterwards the person was found further along the beach, safe and well, where he had come ashore and was searching for his clothes. It turned out that he was a long distance swimmer and had gone on a training swim out to sea, something he did on a fairly regular basis. Ideally he should had someone with him who could look after his clothing and assure people that he was not in danger.

Once he was spoken to by the coastguard the lifeboat returned to station.

Media Contacts

For further information, please contact Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Mel Cooper on 07814985057. 

Byline: Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat ws launched at 8.05pm on Sunday (11 August) after several 999 calles to the coastguard of a swimmer seen heading out to sea and disappearing from view.
Page Content:

The local coastguard team, who were also involved in the search,  had found a pile of clothing on the beach with no sign of the person to whom they belonged.

Port Talbot RNLI lifeboat carried out a search in the area where the person had last been seen entering the water, whilst the coastguard searched along the beach. Conditions were quite rough with a choppy sea and a strong wind blowing across the beach. 

Soon afterwards the person was found further along the beach, safe and well, where he had come ashore and was searching for his clothes. It turned out that he was a long distance swimmer and had gone on a training swim out to sea, something he did on a fairly regular basis. Ideally he should had someone with him who could look after his clothing and assure people that he was not in danger.

Once he was spoken to by the coastguard the lifeboat returned to station.

Media Contacts

For further information, please contact Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Mel Cooper on 07814985057.