Borth RNLI Lifeboat Station

2020 Shouts

2020, December 29 - 3 Cut-Off.

Borth lifeboat was tasked at 17:55 to reports of 3 people cut-off by the tide under Constitution Hill near Aberystwyth. Both Bad Achub Aberystwyth Lifeboats were already on scene but due to conditions the Aberystwyth Coastguard Rescue Team and HM Coastguard Borth requested assistance from the Borth D-Class lifeboat. Once on scene Borth lifeboat swiftly landed on the beach and evacuated the 3 casualties. The casualties were transferred to Aberystwyth lifeboat for transfer back to Aberystwyth, where they were handed over to the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust. HMCG also called upon the Irish Coastguard helicopter Rescue 116, but they were stood down once the rescue was completed and returned to Dublin. Once the casualties had been safely transferred to Aberystwyth lifeboat the Borth inshore lifeboat returned to station.

2020, September 05 - Angler.

Borth lifeboat was tasked to support a search operation for an angler who had gone missing in the River Dyfi. The lifeboat was not able to find any signs of the angler and after conductin a search the crew returned to station. A body was recovered by Police the following day.

2020, August 18 - Kayaker.

At noon Borth inshore lifeboat was tasked to a report of a kayaker in difficulty. When the lifeboat arrived on scene the volunteer crew spoke to a couple of kayakers who were fishing, and confirmed that it was not them. HM Coastguard Borth arrived on the beach and confirmed that the Kayaker had returned to the beach and was safe. Thus the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

2020, August 14 - Inflatable.

At 11am in the morning Borth inshore lifeboat was tasked to assist 2 children in an inflatable being blown out to sea. Before the lifeboat arrived on scene the father of the children had swum out and rescued them. The volunteer crew confirmed with the family that everyone was ok. HM Coastguard Borth rescue team was on scene to give advice so, as everyone was safe, the lifeboat returned to station.

2020, August 09 - Inflatable.

At 3:20 in the afternoon HM Coastguard Milford Haven requested a launch to an inflatable drifting out to sea near the golf Club. Initial reports suggested that there was an occupant on board. HM Coastguard Borth confirmed with the owners that the craft was empty. Borth RNLI lifeboat recovered the inflatable and returned to station.

2020, August 02 - Paqra flares sighted off Borth Head.

At 7:45 in the evening some members of the public spotted two red flares on top of Borth Head, there were separate 999 calls. HM Coastguard Borth and Borth RNLI Lifeboat were tasked to investigate. The lifeboat searched around the base of Borth head and to Aberwennol whilst Borth Coastguard Rescue Team searched on Borth Head and found 2 used flares. As nothing else was found and there was no-one there the search was called off and the search teams were stood down.

2020, August 01 - Possible Swimmer in difficulty.

At 9pm this evening the Borth lifeboat and HM Coastguard Borth were called out as some people had seen something in the water which appeared to be a person waving. The lifeboat launched and conducted a search of the area suggested but nothing was found. As no-one has been reported missing the lifeboat returned to station. A false alarm with good intent. We thanked the informants as it's always best to check in such circumstances.

2020, July 31 - Angler stranded on rocks.

At 4:45 in the afternoon RNLI lifeboats from Borth and Aberystwyth were launched to assist a fisherman cut off by the tide under Constitution Hill. The casualty was isolated on a rock and there was a large ground swell at that location. Borth lifeboat veered in to pick him up in challenging conditions. The casualty was cold and wet but did not require any treatment. He was transferred to the larger Aberystwyth lifeboat and taken safely back to Aberystwyth Harbour.

2020, July 31 - Saved two swimmers in difficulty.

Borth RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called out this morning to assist a small boat that had engine problems. There were three men on board fishing for mackerel. Their engine cut out leaving them stranded a mile out to sea, so they asked for assistance. The lifeboat gave them a simple tow back to Borth beach where they were met by HM Coastguard Borth. Borth beach was full of people enjoying the fine weather. 😁

2020, July 29 - Family Cut-off by tide.

At around 3 o'clock in the afternoon a local kayaker spotted three people under the cliffs at Harp Rock. He advised them to stay where they were and that he would get help. The Kayaker reported the incident to the RNLI Lifeguards at Borth Beach who in turn advised HMCG Milford Haven. Borth RNLI inshore lifeboat was asked to assist. On arrival the volunteer lifeboat Crew spoke to the casualties, who had been walking along the coast path. The casualties had encountered the closed section of path between Wallog and Aberwennol and decided to walk along the beach around the closure. Unfortunately they were cut-off by the incoming tide. They were taken onboard the lifeboat and transported to Borth Beach. As they were fine and in good spirits they continued with their original plan to catch the train back to Clarach.

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2020, July 24 - Missing man.

Borth inshore lifeboat was called out at 6am this morning to an incident in support of HM Coastguard Borth. The incident was quickly resolved and the crew returned home after an early start to their day.

2020, July 21 - .

Shortly after 4pm Borth RNLI lifeboat was called out to help a local lady who had fallen whilst walking under the cliffs half a mile south of Aberwennol. The lady had damaged her hip and was in need of assistance. The lifeboat crew arrived on scene, and due to the location decided that a helicopter was needed to extract her from the position she was in. The HM Coastguard teams from Borth and Aberystwyth arrived on scene a short time later and concurred. The casualty had to be moved up the beach as the tide was coming in whilst they waited for the HM Coastguard Helicopter. The Helicopter arrived at about 6pm and the casualty was airlifted to Bronglais Hospital. The lifeboat returned to station just after 7pm. Thanks to the crew for a great turnout, Pete, Freddie, Simon, and particularly to Nick on his first shout.

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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 or follow us on Social Media.


Volunteering at Borth Lifeboat Station

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

If you are aged betwee 17 and 50 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 or come to the lifeboat station between 10am and 12 noon on any Sunday and ask to see Ronnie.

Given that you are prepared to give that commitment the RNLI will provide world class training and support, and you will become part of a great team.

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

Borth RNLI Shop - Lifesaving Shopping

Borth RNLI Lifeboat and RNLI Lifeguards working together

Due to COVID-19 the Shop remains closed, as there is insufficient space to social distance, we will advise when we consider it safe to reopen.

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.

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.

RNLI Shorething

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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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