North West Wales

10 rescues in Barmouth, Gwynedd after dinghies are blown out to sea

Ten rescues were carried out off the coast of Gwynedd as dinghies were blown out to sea at Barmouth on Sunday.

Coastguards and the town's inshore lifeboat were called after families were caught out by an offshore breeze.

A rescue helicopter from RAF Valley, Anglesey, flew to aid one boy but rescuers said he would not fly to hospital or get in an ambulance for treatment.

Rescuers said a number of cases involved eastern European families.

On Saturday three swimmers were airlifted to hospital off the coast near Barmouth after they got into difficulties.

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