South West Wales

Inexperienced canoeist rescued off Pembrokeshire coast

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Image caption The two canoeists had left Cwm-Yr-Eglwys

An inexperienced canoeist without any lifesaving equipment was rescued off the Pembrokeshire coast after he became separated from his friend.

The two men went out to sea from Cwm-Yr-Eglwys on Monday morning and the experienced canoeist made it back to shore before calling for help.

Coastguards from Fishguard and a rescue helicopter found the other man at Aber Fforest.

He had no flares, VHF radios, wetsuits or bright clothing on him.

Coastguards say with no wetsuit equipment there is a survival time of two hours in the cold water and it was lucky they were able to find him quickly.

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