Borth RNLI Lifeboat Station

2014, March 15 - Called to report of two people stuck on cliffs.

Borth ILB launched on service just before 6pm to reports of two people stuck on a cliff near Constitution Hill. Borth ILB and the two Aberystwyth ILB's were asked to stand by while HM Coast Guard cliff rescue team attempted to recover the two casualties and it was decided the safest way to rescue them was with the assistance of RAF Rescue Helicopter 122. Both casualties were winched to safety by the helicopter and were handed over to Coast Guard cold but unharmed. Borth and Aberystwyth ILB's were stood down and returned to station. Borth ILB crew were Tim, Rhys and Freddie. Well done to all the rescue crews involved a job well done!!

2014, March 9 - Inflatable boat, with two people on board, with engine problems.

Borth ILB launched to an inflatable boat, with two people on board, with engine problems just past Borth reef. With the tide coming in the decision was made to tow the boat and its occupants in to Borth beach. This was carried out sucessfully and boat and casualties were safe and well. Crew was Martyn Davies (helm) Rhys Gardner and Rob Clark. Well done all.

2014, February 27 - Called to rescue two people trapped on cliffs.

Borth inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched on service at 4:44pm to rescue two people trapped on cliffs by a rising tide near Clarach. Borth ILB made a beach landing in a tight spot and rough seas, picked up the two casualties then transferred them to Aberystwyth lifeboat who were waiting nearby to transfer them back to Aberystwyth harbour. The Borth Crew were Pete Davies (Helm), Anwen Davies and Tim Ellis-Clark. Job well done everyone!

2014, February 20 - Called to assist in the search for a missing person

Borth ILB launched on service at 19:00hrs to assist in the search for a missing person near Constitution Hill. Person found safe by police and ILB stood down before going to sea.

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The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. Our volunteer crews give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues in difficult and often dangerous conditions.

There has been an RNLI lifeboat station at Borth since 1966; read the History of Borth lifeboat station and Station Honours. You can visit Borth lifeboat station most days when the shop is open (see below), and ask to be shown around. The crew trains every Sunday between 10-00 and 12-00, and we welcome visitors and prospective volunteers.

Your support is vital in training and equipping our volunteer lifesaving crews. If you want to support us, either by becoming a crew member, a support officer, working in the RNLI Shop, or by making a donation locally please contact us, email info@borthlifeboat.org.uk or follow us on Social Media.

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Volunteering at Borth Lifeboat Station

Borth RNLI D-Class lifeboat D-622 launching through waves

If you are aged betwee 17 and 40 you can join the Borth volunteer crew (17 year olds need parental consent) subject to a medical. If you are not yet 17 why not get in touch and we can explain what is required and ensure that you are ready to take up this interesting challenge when you come of age.

Being part of an RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew is a major commitment, where Borth RNLI lifeboat volunteer crew members may have to risk their lives to save people in peril. The commitment isn't only measured in the time spent involved in rescues; new equipment and boats mean that regular training programmes also account for much of their spare time.

To become a Borth RNLI Volunteer Crew Member, simply email volunteer@borthlifeboat.org.uk or come to the lifeboat station between 10am and 12 noon on any Sunday and ask to see Ronnie.

RNLI Volunteers are also required to help fundraising and organise events to support the work of our volunteer lifeboat crews. If you are able to help please email margaret@borthlifeboat.org.uk.

Borth RNLI Shop - Lifesaving Shopping

Borth RNLI Lifeboat and RNLI Lifeguards working together

The Borth RNLI Shop is run by volunteers and thus does not have set opening times but it is open most days during the summer months. If the Borth RNLI shop is not open when you visit, there is a notice in the window next to the shop telling when it will be open next.

If you have a short time available and require some articles from the shop just ring Brenda on 07855 523433 and she will come down to open the shop for you.

The Borth RNLI shop carries a range of gift ideas, toys, clothing, products for the home, garden and much more.

As the RNLI shop is manned by volunteers 100% of profit goes directly towards our vital life saving work.

Supporting the RNLI whilst shopping with Amazon couldn't be easier. If you use this link to complete your purchase Amazon will donate a minimum of 5% of the value of your order to the RNLI.

Borth RNLI Lifeguards

The RNLI provides Lifeguards in Borth for the summer season. The RNLI Lifeguards patrol the area of the beach near the lifeboat station. Their presence makes a significant difference to the safety of users of Borth beach.

In 2013 the RNLI Lifeguards will be patrolling Borth Beach from 7 July until 2 September.

RNLI Shorething

The RNLI's site for young people is crammed full of activities and games.

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Photos of Borth RNLI lifeboat and lifeguards

If you send us any videos or photographs which you have of the Borth inshore lifeboat or lifeguards we will post them in our videos and photo gallery. It would be nice if you could provide a story and dates to go with any that you send.

Weather and Tides

The safety of seafarers is at the core of everything we do so to help Borth water users we have linked in a page of Borth Tide Tables and Weather Forecasts. Please check these before you launch, but always be aware of the conditions as you see them as forecasts can be wrong.

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