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Kayakers assisted on Menai Strait

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A lifeboat has gone to the assistance of two groups of kayakers thought to be in difficulty on the Menai Strait.

The Beaumaris RNLI crew were called out at 13:30 BST on Wednesday after a member of the public raised the alarm, believing the kayakers were struggling in windy conditions.

The two parties found their way safely to shore at Glyn Garth near Menai Bridge, Anglesey.

A lifeboat spokesperson said the wind was force seven, with gusts of 36mph.

A spokesman for the coastguard said the lifeboat was launched in anticipation of a rescue but when they got there they were not required.

All persons were accounted for, and had got to the shore by themselves, he added.

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