Wales

Boy, 13, dies after Great Orme Llandudno sea rescue

Great Orme
Image caption The boy was pulled out of the water off the Great Orme

A 13-year-old boy has died after being pulled out of the sea off the coast of Llandudno.

The coastguard pulled the child from the water at Pigeon's Cove, Great Orme, just after 21:20 BST on Saturday, following a 999 call at about 20:55.

He was airlifted to hospital in Bangor but has died.

North Wales Police confirmed the boy was from the area and said there were not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

The corner has been informed.

Supt Nick Evans said: "Our deepest condolences are with the family at this difficult time."

Image caption Pigeon's Cove is popular with both local residents and tourists

Llandudno Coastguard, RNLI Llandudno, a search and rescue helicopter, North Wales Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service were all involved in the rescue.

It happened as the town was hosting thousands of visitors at its annual Victorian Extravaganza.

"It's an absolute tragedy and our thoughts are with his family," Councillor Greg Robbins said.

"It's an incredibly sad touch to what is one our biggest weekends in the town with hundreds of thousands of visitors. It's very upsetting for everyone.

"We're all sending our heartfelt condolences to the family and I hope they're getting all the support they need."

Image caption Councillor Greg Robbins thanked the emergency services for the efforts

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