Coastguards' alcohol warning after Cardiff Bay rescue

Coastguards have warned of the dangers of drinking alcohol and swimming after two men were rescued from Cardiff Bay.

The pair got into difficulty near Mermaid Quay at about 1915 BST on Sunday, and one suffered a head wound.

Penarth coastguards, RNLI, police and ambulance staff joined the rescue, and the injured man was taken to hospital.

In a separate incident, the same coastguards helped rescue a teenager from Sully Island after he suffered a suspected anxiety attack.

The 18-year-old was among a group of people on the island when he experienced breathing difficulties at about midnight on Sunday.

Commenting on the Mermaid Quay incident, a Swansea Coastguard spokesman said the pair were "under the influence".

He added: "Drinking and water don't mix."

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