Mid Wales

Kayakers rescued on river island near Aberystwyth

Two young kayakers have been rescued from an island in the River Rheidol near Aberystwyth after getting into difficulty.

Firefighters were alerted to the incident in Lovesgrove just after 14:15 and sent crews to help the trapped paddlers from Aberystwyth and Tregaron.

A specialist rescue team used a sled and ropes to haul the pair to safety.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said there were no injuries.

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