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Three rescued from the sea off Colwyn Bay

Lifeboats News Release

A man and two children were rescued from the sea off Colwyn Bay early this afternoon (Sunday) after their jet ski capsized, throwing them into the water.

Alerted by people ashore, Holyhead Coastguard broadcast a Mayday Relay alerting vessels in the area, called out Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat, and accepted an offer of help from Colwyn Bay Jet ski Club.

In response to the broadcast, the windfarm vessels 'Excalibur' and 'Kitty Petra' set off for the scene at full speed, whilst the lifeboat launched from Rhos-on-Sea at 1.45pm, and club jet skis set off for the casualties.

In the event the three were quickly recovered from the water and landed ashore in a joint effort by fellow jet skiers and a safety boat from Porth Eirias, with the lifeboat in attendance until all were landed safely ashore.

It is understood that whilst cold and wet, neither the man nor the two children needed medical attention.

Further information on RNLI involvement - Alan Sharp, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 01492 543315.

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