Llandudno visitors fishing on flooding sandbank rescued

A lifeboat crew rescued two men from a sandbank on Saturday evening in a call-out identical to one almost a week ago.

Llandudno RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked with picking up two middle-aged men who had been cut off by the tide.

The pair, believed to be visitors, did not know the North Deep channel would flood as soon as the tide turned.

It was the second time in a week that the RNLI crew were called to the scene. Last Sunday they plucked two adults and teenager from the same location.

Saturday's rescue was prompted after members of the public saw that the two men had been cut off by the incoming tide.

Holyhead coastguard called in the lifeboat, which launched at 19:45 BST, which ferried the men to shore where they were met by Llandudno coastguards.

The men had walked out across the extensive dried-out sands at low water to do some fishing.

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