North West Wales

Pair rescued from yacht off Great Orme at Llandudno

Great Orme Image copyright Steve Daniels/Geograph
Image caption The yacht ran into difficulties off the Great Orme at Llandudno

Two women have been rescued from an out of control yacht in choppy waters off the Great Orme at Llandudno.

Coastguards said the engine could not be controlled and was leading the vessel several miles out to sea.

The alarm was raised at 10:00 BST by a device which gave their position, and both the main and inshore lifeboats from Llandudno went to the rescue.

The pair were taken off the 32ft (10m) yacht unharmed and the vessel was towed to Conwy marina.

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