Anglesey beach rescue: Man dies and another critically ill

The waves off Rhosneigr appeared choppy

A man has died and another is critically ill after an incident in the sea off an Anglesey beach.

The alarm was raised at Rhosneigr at 14:50 BST on Friday when there were reports of three people in difficulty.

Two casualties, including the man who died, were flown to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital in Bangor by RAF helicopter while a third was taken by ambulance.

Police believe the dead man may have gone into the sea after seeing the other two in need of help.

Map of Anglesey showing Rhosneigr

"Both were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor where one remains in a critical condition.

Rescuers were called to the Traeth Llydan beach at Rhosneigr.

"The Coastguard was initially alerted to an incident whereby two men were in difficulty in the water," said a spokesperson for North Wales Police.

"At this stage it is believed that a third man entered the water to assist and got into difficulties.

"He was airlifted by Squadron 22 of the RAF to Ysbyty Gwynedd where he was pronounced dead.

"Police inquiries are on-going in a bid to establish the full circumstances of the incident and are working with our colleagues in other agencies."

The police said they had ruled out any suspicious circumstances in the incident, and the coroner has been informed of the death.

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