Wales

Swimming youth injured on rocks at Barry

RAF rescue helicopter
Image caption The boy was airlifted from rocks in the old harbour at Barry

A 15-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after injuring his shoulder on rocks while out swimming with friends.

The three were in the old harbour at Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, when they got into difficulties on Friday evening.

Swansea coastguard said the trio made it back to shore but the teenager was injured as he came in on rocks.

Barry Dock RNLI lifeboat and an RAF rescue helicopter were called out and the youth was flown to the University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff.

The teenager's two companions made their own way out of the water.

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