THE Moelfre coastguard rescued four people in the waters off Traeth Bychan, Anglesey yesterday (August 3) after they encountered difficulty.

RNLI Moelfre were called to the incident yesterday evening, in which two kayakers and two paddleboarders, without life jackets or floats on, encountered trouble in the waters close to Moelfre and Benllech.

Two teenage females and their paddleboard were recovered on board a Class inshore lifeboat (ILB), with two adolescent males towed to shore with their kayak.

The casualties then were handed over to the awaiting Moelfre Coastguard team, who, along with the RNLI crew, issued stern safety advice.

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A Moelfre Coastguard spokesperson said: “Today, there are numerous posts on social media by the Coastguard and RNLI urging people not to go into the sea, especially along the coastline from Cemaes to Penmon, due to the powerful offshore wind and misty conditions.

“Unfortunately, none of the casualties today wore lifejackets, and they also didn’t have means of communication or had they informed anybody ashore of their intentions.”

If you see anyone in trouble on the coast or at sea, DIAL 999 and ask for COASTGUARD.