Wales

Child's boots spark Gwynedd coast search

Coastguards say a search sparked by the discovery of a child's wellington boots and a pair of men's shoes on a Gwynedd beach, has ended.

The footwear was found on the tideline at Talsarnau, leading to fears someone may have walked into the estuary.

A search was carried out involving dogs, Holyhead Coastguard and the North Wales Police helicopter.

However, coastguard said it had emerged that the items had been there since Sunday and the owners had been traced.

A spokesperson for North Wales Police said the incident was initially treated as suspicious, because of the location of the find.

Search teams were stood down late on Tuesday evening.

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