Three in mud rescue near Rhyl harbour wall

Rhyl inshore lifeboat returning with rescued trio The trio were ferried back to Rhyl's RNLI station, cold and wet - but unharmed

Two boys, aged five and seven, and their grandfather have been rescued after getting stuck in mud near the harbour wall at Rhyl in Denbighshire.

Rhyl RNLI volunteer crew and coastguards using mud rescue equipment, including a sled, helped the group to safety on Sunday morning.

The 58-year-old man raised the alarm by dialling 999 after realising that they had become trapped in the mudflats.

The boys and their grandfather were finally hauled to safety unharmed.

All three, from the Staffordshire area, were taken to Rhyl's RNLI lifeboat station to be cleaned and checked for injuries.

The rescue operation is carried out near Rhyl harbour wall. Picture: RNLI The rescue operation is carried out near Rhyl harbour wall. Picture: RNLI

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