Ceredigion lifeguard rescues kayaking brothers off Aberporth

Two brothers who got into difficulty while kayaking off a Ceredigion beach have been rescued by an RNLI lifeguard.

The boys, aged five and 16, were paddling off Aberporth on Saturday afternoon when the younger brother tried to stand up and fell in the sea.

When the teenager saw his brother was struggling, he jumped in to help him. Neither boy was wearing a lifejacket.

An RNLI lifeguard who realised the pair were in trouble rushed to help. Both boys were unharmed.

The lifeguard, who had been monitoring the incident from the shore, paddled out on a rescue boat and helped the boys aboard.

Vinny Vincent, RNLI lifeguard supervisor said: "The lifeguards carried out a great rescue on Aberporth today.

"It's important not to lose contact with your craft when out on the water and to always wear a lifejacket.

"The two boys were very lucky that the RNLI lifeguard spotted them because the situation could have been much worse."

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