Boy swept out to sea is rescued

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A 12-year-old boy from Wirral on holiday in south Wales was rescued by lifeboat after his dinghy was swept out to sea.

The RNLI said Michael Lally's dinghy was caught by an offshore wind at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl.

His stepfather tried to swim to his rescue but the dinghy was being blown too fast for him to catch.

The Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat was launched and found the youngster in the sea after he tried to swim to shore. Rescuers brought him back to land where paramedics checked him over.

An onboard camera recorded the emergency launch, rescue and return.

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