This Bank Holiday weekend one family’s day trip in the sun turned into a terrifying ordeal in the seaside village in Conwy County Borough, north-east Wales.
A 999 call was made to the Coastguard after a dinghy that had been tethered to the shore became detached from its line and drifted out to sea with a little girl on board.
The RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched from Rhyl and the volunteer crew quickly located the child on the inflatable, who
was crying for help.
She was taken safely back to shore to be reunited with her family.
The incident comes as the RNLI launched its beach safety campaign as the weather gets hotter – with the charity anticipating an extremely busy summer as COVID restrictions lift.