Mystery dinghy sparks air and sea search off Rhyl coast
A mystery dinghy found abandoned by a jet skier sparked a major air and sea search off the Denbighshire coast.
The inflatable boat, which contained a fishing rod with a line still in the water, a drinks bottle and a flip flop, was found two miles off the Rhyl shoreline on Tuesday.
The Rhyl lifeboat, an RNLI inshore lifeboat and a RAF Sea King helicopter were involved in the search.
The hunt was called off when a "very wet boy" was later found on the beach.
Holyhead Coastguard said it believed the boy had panicked after drifting off-shore in the dinghy and abandoned his belongings before swimming to the beach.
"At least it had a happy ending," said a coastguard spokesman.