Swimmer rescued from sea by kayakers at Barry Island
- 18 August 2014
- From the section South East Wales
A swimmer has been rescued by kayakers off the south Wales coast.
The man got into difficulty in the sea at Whitmore Bay, Barry Island, on Sunday at about 19:20 BST.
His friends, who were also swimming, tried to help him but began to struggle against the tide and wind, according to the RNLI which launched a lifeboat after the alarm was raised.
But a group of kayakers nearby were able to save the swimmer and help his friends back to shore.
RNLI coxswain Hugh Davies said: "Always swim at a lifeguarded beach and respect the water.
"Swimming in the sea with tides and wind against you can be much tougher than swimming in a pool."