North West Wales

Kayaker treated for shock after Criccieth lifeboat and coastguard rescue

A kayaker has been treated for shock following a rescue on the Gwynedd coast.

Coastguards said a 40-year-old local man was thrown from his kayak by a wave shortly after midday in the Glaslyn Estuary near Harlech.

He was pulled from the water by the crew of the Criccieth lifeboat and then treated on shore.

A spokesman for Holyhead Coastguard station, which coordinated the rescue, said he had swallowed a lot of water.

The coastguard said the man was "verging on hypothermic" and was treated at the scene for shock.

The man alerted rescuers by phoning 999 and coastguards kept him on the line until the lifeboat reached him.

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