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Fisherman rescue by RNLI crew at Porthcawl caught on camera

A fisherman has told how he was dramatically rescued by the RNLI after being swept out to sea by a huge wave.

Mike Dooley, 41, owes his life to the volunteer crew after he got into difficulty while fishing off Porthcawl, Bridgend, in December 2015.

The grateful angler is now urging people in Wales to support the charity's national fundraising event, the Mayday campaign, which launches on Tuesday.

Last year in Wales, the charity's lifeboats were launched 1,058 times and rescued 1,029 people.

Footage of his dramatic rescue was captured on camera by the RNLI crew.

  • 26 Apr 2016
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