HOLYHEAD coastguard has warned of the dangers of jet skis and personal watercraft (PWCs) after a busy summer.
The coastguard has dealt with nearly 30 incidents involving PWCs, while a man and woman were seriously injured in a jet ski collision near Porthmadog.
Ray Carson, rescue coordination centre manager at Holyhead coastguard, said the majority of PWC users were responsible and often helped out during search and rescue operations.
However, he added: “During the summer months we have received complaints that jet skis and PWCs have gone too fast and too close to shore.
“This is concerning to us as it’s putting swimmers and other beach-goers in danger. You should check if any bylaws are in place, stick to them and be respectful of others in the water.
Mr Carson told jet ski and PWC users to wear a buoyancy aid, stick to any bylaws in place and be respectful of others in the water.
He added: “You also need to make sure you know how to operate these powerful machines - the last thing you want is to find yourself in the water after being thrown off.”