North West Wales

Llyn rescue: Porthdinllaen lifeboat rescues kayakers

The John D Spicer Tamar class lifeboat
Image caption The kayakers were rescued by the new Porthdinllaen lifeboat

Two kayakers have been rescued after getting into difficulties off the Llyn Peninsula.

A rescue operation was put into action after the pair issued a mayday using a UHF radio at 14:50 BST on Sunday.

A coastguard team from Aberdaron spotted them just over a mile off shore as the new lifeboat from Porthdinllaen made its way to the scene.

Holyhead coastguards say the kayakers had struggled to cope with the strong tides but did not need medical help.

The search was also helped by the Royal Navy minehunter HMS Tyne and fishing boat Ocean Bounty.

HMS Tyne was sent to the location of the stricken kayakers until the lifeboat arrived.

The pair, from Aberdovey, were rescued by the lifeboat and returned to shore at Aberdaron.

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